Chrome 80 implements a new browser capability called ScrollToTextFragment, enabling deep links to web documents. ScrollToTextFragment allows Google to link a single word of text and its position on the page.

The latest update of Google Chrome is under critical observation to check its potential for major privacy concerns. Deep links to web documents are now enabled as chrome 80 has introduced a new browser capability called ScrollToTextFragment.

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Previously it was dependent on anchor created by the site owner. However, the new feature doesn’t require any anchor. Now anyone can create a link to a specific text in the document

For Example:

New Privacy Concern Are Introduced By Google Chrome In New Update
New Privacy Concern Are Introduced By Google Chrome In New Update
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Google said link-creator will not depend on annotations tp check which portion of the page is interesting.

Major Concern

Peter Synder, gave a statement to Forbes:

New Privacy Concern Are Introduced By Google Chrome In New Update
New Privacy Concern Are Introduced By Google Chrome In New Update
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Synder also tweeted on ScrollToTextFragment

Before the release of Chrome 80, privacy concerns were raised. David Baron commented on this:

New Privacy Concern Are Introduced By Google Chrome In New Update
New Privacy Concern Are Introduced By Google Chrome In New Update
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At present only Google Chrome is supporting ScrollToTextFragment.

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