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Google developing parental controls for Chrome via ‘supervised user’ accounts


BrowserFame spotted a feature in the Canary (development) version of Chrome that would allow parents and schools to created ‘supervised user’ accounts whose access to the web can be controlled by a master account.

The approach is an extension of the standard accounts available in Chrome, allowing different users to have different settings and to be automatically signed-in to Google services … 

The exact nature of the restrictions isn’t yet clear, as most of the functionality doesn’t yet exist, but you can access the function from the chrome:flags page by checking Enable supervised users and Enable new profile management system after downloading the Canary build.

Chrome became the most popular browser in the U.S. last month.

It’s likely that Google intends to add the same functionality to ChromeOS so that Chromebooks can likewise have supervised accounts.



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