Google Chrome tests Touch ID and Face ID protection for Incognito browsing
What you need to know
- Google is testing securing Incognito Chrome tabs on iOS with Face ID and Touch ID.
Google is testing a feature that will let users lock their Incognito Chrome tabs using Touch ID or Face ID.
As reported by 9to5Google:
The feature means that anyone else looking at your iPhone or iPad wouldn't be able to see the title or URL in a tab if they were using the device, searching, or switching between tabs.
According to the report, this feature is currently not available to all beta users, but is listed in the release notes and is likely a server-side update.
As the report notes, Google has ceased to update its iOS apps, notably following a new iOS 14 feature that requires apps to disclose what data they collect from users. From that report:
Google said it planned to update its apps with the labels as soon as early January, but this promise never materialized. This week Google apps on iOS users started warning them their apps were out of date.
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