Google’s Chrome browser market share is at near monopoly proportions with Chrome at 68.5% by last month according to NetMarketShare.
Why do so many people use Chrome, especially when there are so many other great options. Well the answer is quite complicated. What do users have to do when they want to switch? Well, because Chrome offers to save your password then auto-fill them for you. Okay that doesn’t sound so bad right? Not until you want to switch, then it can be a huge undertaking to transfer your passwords to another browser.
How to export passwords from Chrome
- Navigate to Settings.
- Under ‘People’ on PC and Autofill on Mac, then select Passwords
- Tap on the 3 dots next to Save Passwords.
- Now select Export Passwords
- A prompt will appear, again select export passwords.
- Now you will need to enter your administrator password, click ok.
- By default Chrome labels the CSV file as Chrome Passwords, you can change the name if you like.
- Now you have your passwords in a file that you can import into the browser of your choice, or better yet, get a encrypted cross platform password manager like Enpass, which you can use with any browser and never be locked in again.
Now that you have your passwords in a password manager and can use any browser you want, why not choose one that is like Chrome but protects your privacy. Why use Brave you ask? Check out our recent story to help convince you.
Brave blocks third party ads, trackers, autoplay videos and device fingerprinting all by default. Device fingerprinting is one area that Microsoft’s refreshed Edge Browser fails, it is otherwise a great browser with many privacy controls that are sadly not set by default.
“We’re not in the personal data business”Brave’s Homepage
In our ongoing series “The Land of Trillion Dollar Goliath’s” we examine how many of the Big Tech brands use and monetize data, the current antitrust investigations by U.S. Senate sub committee and EU antitrust regulators.
Recently Google was fined 10 billion by the E.U.’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager and was ordered to change its business practices. Eich says that “Google is going to be taken apart over coming years—mostly due to regulators’ dislike of its surveillance methods.” Last month, Brave filed a formal complaint against Google with the Irish GDPR enforcer, citing its misuse of users personal data.
“Preliminary analysis conducted by Brave indicates that Google has several hundred processing purposes that are conflated in a vast, internal data free-for-all. Google’s internal data free-for-all should therefore be remedied by data protection enforcement” wrote Johnny Ryan, Brave’s chief policy officer, in a letter to the U.K.’s antitrust regulator ahead of the complaint in Ireland.
He went on to say “Google’s dubious operational policies are in violation of the GDPR rulebook.”
Brave now has 4.3 million daily active users as of last month. Hit up the link below to join the millions of other Brave users switching from Chrome to Brave everyday.