Google Chrome

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Date Breach Made Public: 
October 11, 2013
Mountain View , CA
United States
California US
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A data management firm discovered that Chrome browser users may have had their personal information stored on the hard drives of their computers without their knowledge or consent.  Google Chrome regularly stores names, street addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers in web browsers for later use.  It was not known that Chrome's cache also stores the information in plain text.