Google Chrome in version 80 has introduced a new word or phrase link feature, that users should carefully evaluate to avoid privacy website tracking exposures

With the release of Google Chrome 80, Google quietly slipped in a new feature that allows users to create a link directly to a specific word or phrase on a page. A Brave Browser researcher, though, sees this as a potential privacy risk and is concerned Google added it too quickly. In February 2019, we reported about a new web feature created by Google called ‘Scroll To Text Fragment‘ that allows users to create links to a specific word on a web page and automatically highlight it.¬†¬† Brave Browser security researcher¬†Peter Snyder, though, thinks this feature introduces privacy risks that Google did not address before making the feature live.