|Google Chrome 48.0.2564.97|
|First Release||September 2, 2008 (14 years ago)|
|Development status||Active (See Chromium)|
|Engine||Blink (WebKit on iOS)|
|OS||Android 4.1 or late|
|Processor||Intel Pentium 4 or later that is SSE2 capable|
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google and based on the same WebKit layout engine that Apple Inc.'s Safari browser uses, specifically, it uses the open-source code of the Chromium browser. Three types of Chrome browsers are available for download; Chrome stable, Chrome Beta and Chrome Developer edition.
There is some concern that this browser tracks activity and reports it to Google, much as Google's online services and Android system do. This concern further increased when Google began adding FLoC to their web browser, in spring 2021. To protect their privacy, some people choose browser alternatives like Brave, Vivaldi, SRWare Iron or Slimjet instead, since they use the same engine but seem to offer better privacy.
Google works with one or more dictatorships to censor search results, so that only what the government wants their citizens to see comes up. Also, they have been caught filtering results in the U.S. and other countries, often to artificially promote their own websites but also to match with their political and economic agenda. For these reasons, some people avoid using Google Chrome to avoid giving them further support.