How to Turn Off Motion Sensors in Chrome
Have you ever heard of Motion Sensors in Google Chrome? They were added to Chrome last year (2019).
What do Motion sensors do? Motions sensors gather data from the device’s motion, ambient light, and other sensors. When combined with a user’s browsing habits and other information that Websites and Web developers collect, motion sensor data can be used to identify unique patterns that connect users to their devices and allow them to be tracked and fingerprinted online.
We’re not sure how much tracking is going on via Motion sensor data, but it just seems like a wise idea to turn off Motion sensors completely. It’s easy to do- here’s how to do it.
You can turn off Chrome’s Motion sensors by typing chrome://settings/content/sensors in Chrome’s address bar and then press Enter. Turn the switch in the Motion sensors dialog “Off”.
PS: A big thanks to Sandy for asking a question via Email this morning reminding us to tell you about Chrome’s Motion sensors.