Protect your privacy while using Google Chrome

Nowadays we spend a lot of time on the Internet and we are so used to rely on it for many daily task that we often don’t realize how frequently we transmit sensitive information (private corporate URLS, home banking credentials, credit card number for e-commerce purchases, etc.) around the net. If those information were only sent to the target site (the bank web site, the e-commerce site, etc.), it wouldn’t be a problem since the communication is usually encrypted, but we often forget that before sending those information we have to write them on our browser interface and due to some, otherwise useful but that in this case nasty, features (like using on-line dictionaries for spell-checking), the browser may inadvertently share them with third party services. This guide will show you how to protect your privacy while using Google Chrome.

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How to setup Google Chrome to use a proxy

We have seen how to setup Mozilla Firefox to use a proxy and now we see how to setup Google Chrome to do the same.
As for Mozilla Firefox, to configure Google Chrome to access a proxy you first need to have the proxy details (you may request them to the Network Admin of the service you need to access):

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Speed Up Google Chrome by optimizing the database

Google Chrome is already one of the fastest browsers available, but this doesn’t means that we can’t squeeze a little bit more speed out of it.
Note that the following works only on Linux.
In order to do it, we first need sqlite3.

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