Safe Browsing is now sending URLs in real-time to Google under the Standard mode

Curious how Brave and other Chromium browsers will handle this. I imagine Firefox and Safari aren’t impacted since they use their own implementations anyways?

It runs through a privacy proxy which is not under the control of Google. The privacy proxy only sees your client information (IP, user agent), but not the content of hash packages of the URL to look up (it’s encrypted by Google). Google only sees the latter, but not the former, so as long as the parties do not share data, this is a good approach to keep everyone more secure, while keeping privacy.


Malicious websites usually get discarded quickly after being burned making GSB pointless to some degree. This is a good move for normal people using the web who mostly likely will be using Chrome.

That’s why Google’s change makes sense

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