The “Health Ranger” has been known to exaggerate from time to time, but there is quite likely a basis in truth for his latest breathless warning about Google Chrome browser. I’ve been hearing just this kind of thing from technology insiders for some time, now.
I’ll recommend you uninstall Google Chrome as soon as possible. In its place, I can recommend Vivaldi browser if you really need the Chrome engine and how it works on the Net. The folks behind Vivaldi take some of the same code-base as Chrome but alter it to keep you from being abused the way Google does things.
Even better is if you could get used to Firefox, or perhaps Waterfox (a slightly better version of Firefox). The only problem with Waterfox is that it’s a little tricky to find the add-ons page, but if you can figure out how to look up the Firefox add-ons, it’s all the same stuff. Waterfox is just a freer version of Firefox.
Of course, the Health Ranger also mentions how Google Search has already been hiding information from everyone, so you should have already switched to something like DuckDuckGo.
If you run Linux, or you know how to chase it down, you could use the Chromium browser, since it lacks the extra crap Google puts into Chrome. However, Google will try to keep you from finding a safe source for Windows packages.
Yeah, it’s going to keep getting crazier.