Google's change to Chrome's login has ignited debate about whether the move was sneaky

  • Techies took to message boards, Twitter and their own blogs to debate whether changes Google made to the way people login to Chrome is a privacy threat.
  • Google quietly tucked a new feature into the latest Chrome update that automatically logs in users.
  • For many years, Chrome allowed users to surf the web via the browser without signing in. Now, if user sign into any of Google’s properties, they are signed in to Chrome.
  • Up until Matt Green wrote about the new login requirements, Google had said nothing about it. The company confirmed the change late Sunday night.