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Chrome Kills The http:// Prefix

circletimessquare (444983) writes | more than 4 years ago

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circletimessquare writes "Inevitable or sinister? Monitoring the latest developer releases, Stephen Shankland at cnet news has made the interesting observation that Google intends to do away with the http:/// prefix in Chrome's address bar. Most Slashdot readers will have an automatic negative reaction to this idea, but, to 99% of web users, the prefix is simply an archaic, unnecessary bit of technical jargon. However, Chrome currently relays everything typed in the address bar to Google unless the http:/// is prefixed. So the subtle implication is that soon there will be no defense from Google seeing everything you type in Chrome's address bar. Most dastardly of all: Chrome has just diminished the joke that is Slashdot's name."
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not true (1)

lokiset (1215402) | more than 4 years ago | (#32128786)

you can type in any address like red.com with out the http:/// [http] and chrome takes you straight to that page.

Or you could turn it off. (1)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | more than 4 years ago | (#32132328)

"Chrome currently relays everything typed in the address bar to Google" ....or you could turn search recommendation off, of course.

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