In the Chrome Canary update released today, Google introduced new privacy and security checks to the browser. The company is committed to continuing to improve the user experience, and recently overhauled its privacy options. Chrome browser users of the Canary channel can see the newly added Security Check option in the Privacy settings to check for potential data breaches.
Google says the new features help users protect themselves from data breaches, erroneous extensions, and the ability to check for passwords for compromises during periods of security vulnerabilities. If a harmful extension is checked, a notification is also sent like the user.
In addition, Chrome Canary has improved the Cookies page to make it look closer to Chrome for Android and illustrates what cookies do:
Finally, Chrome Canary introduced a dedicated security tab to choose between enhanced and standard levels of protection.
By default, Chrome has standard protection enabled, but users can also enable enhanced protection as needed. When enabled, Google’s award server sends data to check for data breaches or harmful websites.
Interested friends can try to enable the “Redesigned Privacy Settings” tag in Chrome Canary, given that Google has now suspended updates to The Chrome Stables.