Google cuts off other Chromium-based browsers from its Sync service | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Google cuts off other Chromium-based browsers from its Sync service

Google said today that it caught other Chromium-based browsers piggybacking on its infrastructure and abusing the Chrome Sync service to store their users' data, bookmarks, and browsing history on Google's servers, without approval.

The discovery was made during "a recent audit," Google said today in a short statement.

To prevent future abuse, Google said it plans to limit some of the Chrome APIs (features) that it includes inside Chromium starting March 15, 2021, making them unavailable for any other browser developed on top of the Chromium open-source codebase.

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