Google deals with fallout over Chrome auto sign-in

Google will try to tamp down blowback from linking log-ins of its services with Chrome by adding an option to disable the automatic sign-in, the company said Wednesday.

The change will debut in Chrome 70, now slated to ship the week of Oct. 14-20. “While we think sign-in consistency will help many of our users, we’re adding a control that allows users to turn off linking web-based sign-in with browser-based sign-in,” Zach Koch, a Chrome senior product manager, wrote in a Sept. 26 post to a company blog.

Koch cited user feedback as the t…
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