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+ - Google's 'Safe Browsing' Could Compromise Privacy

Submitted by ancientribe
ancientribe (1057834) writes "It turns out Google's browser security extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers can actually put user privacy at risk. A researcher at the Black Hat USA hacker conference in Las Vegas this week said he discovered that Google's Safe Browsing anti-phishing and anti-malware feature for Chrome and Firefox browsers gathers and stores data about the user's machine and browsing habits — information that could potentially be abused by an attacker, or even incriminate the user in a legal case. Hacker "RSnake," Robert Hansen, says the only way to avoid privacy leaks is to disable the security function in the browser. But, "The bummer is you're turning off a great service," he says.

http://www.darkreading.com/security/privacy/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=Z0SB0E52KPCXUQSNDLOSKHSCJUNN2JVN?articleID=218800199"
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