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Google figures that since it has a big (encrypted) database of all your passwords, it might as well compare them against a 4-billion-strong public list of compromised usernames and passwords [...]

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Re: Chrome Will AUTOMATICALLY Scan Your Passwords Against Data Breaches
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 04:06:11 pm »
Will they do it even if I don't use Chrome ;)
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Re: Chrome Will AUTOMATICALLY Scan Your Passwords Against Data Breaches
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 04:46:41 pm »
Yup. They're rascals.

For shiggles, I disabled "Location History" on my Android 9 phone, a couple of days ago - which tracks and records every move one makes, and furnishes it to law enforcement agencies, for the flimsiest warrant requests.

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My phone lost most if its functionality, so I ended up having to re-enable it.

Google has trained us well.   ::)

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Re: Chrome Will AUTOMATICALLY Scan Your Passwords Against Data Breaches
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 01:03:47 am »
Bwahahahahaha! Google is on a roll now...  :))

Google halts Chrome 79 rollout on Android after bug deletes user data
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Google devs "forgot" to move some user data during the Chrome 78 to Chrome 79 update process[...]

When Chrome 79 started rolling out, these apps lost access to all the files and data saved inside the old Chrome 78 localStorage and WebSQL folders.

App users lost data, settings, files, and even access to their accounts.

"When I say 'broken,' I mean that their encrypted login information has been wiped and they can't remember their credentials (and resetting them are practically impossible in the case of our app)," said the developer of a mobile cash management app. In his case, over 250,000 users have been affected already, with two million more facing a similar problem in the coming days. However, he is not alone. There are countless other Android app developers who are facing similar issues.

SOURCE: https://is.gd/1omYAq

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Re: Chrome Will AUTOMATICALLY Scan Your Passwords Against Data Breaches
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 01:11:10 am »
Will they do it even if I don't use Chrome ;)

Oh, BTW, depending on which apps you use... Yes!

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These days, many Android apps are nothing more than a website loaded inside the WebView component -- a stripped-down version of Chrome.

Same source, as above.  ;)

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Re: Chrome Will AUTOMATICALLY Scan Your Passwords Against Data Breaches
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 06:04:55 am »
Oh how nice of a data collecting organisation to have my back .. much appreciated Goggle.
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