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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Google Chome & Chromium (Windows/Ubuntu Linux) Internet Browser: Automatically clear cache, history and other browsed data on exit. Important privacy settings.

To protect your privacy, you should make sure that Google Chrome (Windows) & Chromium (Linux) Internet Browser automatically deletes your browsing history, autofill form data, passwords, typed URLs, cookies, and other traces of online activities. Following settings may help:
1. Click the “Customize and control Chromium (or Chrome)”  icon at top-right of the browser and select “Settings”, as shown below:

2.  Navigate to Personal Stuff settings (Linux) or Advanced Settings (Windows):
Password Settings: select “Never save passwords”

Form Autofill setting: uncheck “Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click.”

3.  Navigate to Under the Hood settings  (Linux) or Advanced Settings> Privacy (Windows):

The most important setting required for clearing cache, history and browsing data is:
 Privacy> Content Settings

Check the “Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser”.

Tip: Many websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, DropBox, Google etc. use encrypted HTTPS at the time of authentication/verification only, after then plain HTTP takes over to avoid performance issues. HTTPS can provide end-to-end encryption and security between the web-application and the web-server. To force HTTPS protocol on your Chome or Chromium browser, you can use Use HTTPS or HTTPS Everywhere extension. These applications search for HTTPS connections available on the  Web-sites and enforce the HTTPS end-to-end communication, if the HTTPS is not available, then they simply re-direct to  plain HTTP connections. Below are pictures of popular HTTPS enforcer applications:

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