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How to Delete Synced Information in Chrome Browser

When you sign in to Chrome using your Google Account,
a lot of your personal information gets saved and synced across all your devices, from an Information Security aspect, this is a nightmare.
Hackers no longer have to hack several accounts, instead they can just hack your Google Account and sync their device to all your personal information and credentials.
Your safety is our #1 priority.
Here at Scorpiones, we assist our clients in protecting their organization’s important assets, but what about their personal information?
a strong Information Security Strategy is to make sure no device is compromised.
Surely we understand that storing your information on the cloud is very convenient, simple and it makes your work much easier, we are not opposing that solution,
we simply recommend that you ensure your organization’s credentials will not be stored on your personal synced user profile.

If you’re already signed in to Chrome and Syncing is turned on, fire up Chrome, click on your profile picture, and then,
click “Syncing to.” You can also type chrome://settings/peopleinto the Omnibox and hit Enter.
Chrome profile page
Ex: This is the page your should see if you followed the instructions well.

  • Under the People heading, click on “Sync and Google services.”
  • Next, click on “Data from Chrome sync” and a new tab will open.
  • If you aren’t signed in to Chrome on this device, you can still delete all your information from Google’s servers by heading over to your Google Account sync settings page, and sign in through your browser—it doesn’t even have to be Chrome!
  • After you’ve entered your email and password, you’ll be greeted with a list of all the types of information stored in the cloud. Next to each entry is a number indicating how many of each is currently synced up.
  • Scroll to the bottom until you see “Reset Sync.” Click on it to wipe all the information from Google’s servers.
  • Note: Clicking this button does not delete anything that’s stored locally on your device. It erases everything stored in the cloud and turns off syncing between devices when signed in to Chrome with this account. The copy of information stored on other devices won’t delete either.
  • Click “OK.”

Chrome sync page

And you are done.
Follow the instructions, and everything you’ve ever saved, done, or visited in Google Chrome is wiped clean from your browser.
The next time you fill in a form, try to sign in, want to go to that one site you visited last week,
you’ll have to dig a bit deeper into your physical memory to complete these tasks.

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