Google Chrome Unveils Fingerprint Lock: Biometric Authentication for Incognito Tabs

Maisie Wharton


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Google recently announced the launch of a new feature, Fingerprint Lock, which will enable Chrome users to use biometric authentication for incognito tabs. This new feature allows users to protect their private browsing activities with their own fingerprint. 

The Fingerprint Lock feature uses a secure, private key that is stored on the user's device. When the user opens an incognito tab, they will be prompted to authenticate their identity by entering their fingerprint or face. Once authenticated, the tab will remain locked until the user closes it or logs out. The feature will also be available on Android, iOS, and MacOS devices, allowing users to securely access their private browsing sessions from any device. 

The Fingerprint Lock feature is part of Google's broader effort to make its browsers more secure and private. In addition to this feature, Google has also rolled out other security measures such as blocking third-party cookies and phishing attempts. The company has also implemented increased encryption for Chrome data and enhanced protections for the browser. 

Google has also made it easier for users to delete their browsing history. The company has added a one-click option to clear the browser's cache and other browsing data in order to further protect user privacy. 

Google's new Fingerprint Lock feature is a welcome addition to Chrome, providing users with an extra layer of security and privacy when accessing incognito tabs. With this feature, users can protect their private browsing activities with their own biometric authentication. Furthermore, Google has also implemented other security measures to further protect the browser