Six ways to wean the browser to monitor what you are doing on the Web.

It’s no secret that Chrome sends your data to Google servers. Of course, the company, whose motto is Don’t be evil, uses the information received exclusively for good purposes. However, if you don’t want the omniscient Google to view your search history and bookmarks, even with good intentions, you should take some action.

Disabling data synchronization

Chrome syncs data such as bookmarks, history, passwords, and settings with Google servers. This is useful if you use Chrome on multiple devices. But if you don’t like that this data is stored not only with you, then you can disable synchronization.

Go to the Chrome settings. Under your account, you will see the synchronization settings. Click on them and disable everything that does not need to be synchronized.

If you still need to synchronize your data, but you want to protect it from decryption, select “Encrypt synchronized data with a passphrase” at the bottom, in the “Encryption Parameters”, and set your own passphrase.