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Chrome to Add Supervised Accounts

by Todd Haselton | August 19, 2013August 19, 2013 7:30 pm PST


Chrome will soon add a “Supervised Accounts” option that will allow for a limited browsing experience, BrowserFame said recently. Obviously this isn’t the sort of account you want if you’re the primary user of a computer, but it could be a great option for kids or kiosks in public places.

Supervised Accounts, for example, could be useful for parents who want to control what their kids have access to online. It could also be a decent option in a cafe or business center that lets people log-in to public computers for limited time frames. It’s unclear how much control primary users will have over the Supervised Accounts. The primary user will need to be signed in to create supervised users, and we assume there are options to block specific websites and track where the supervised user visited while online.

This probably won’t be a huge deal for some people, but if parents want to keep track of what their kids are up to – or if a small business (maybe a Library) wants to keep people honest online, it could be a nice feature.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...