Google preparing parental controls for Chrome browser

Google is building parental controls for a future Chrome release, coming as part of a new feature that would allow users to set up multiple accounts on the same machine. Basic aspects of the features are already available in the Chrome developer build, though they aren’t fully working just yet. Through the tool, Chrome users can set up multiple accounts on one machine — none of which need to be connected to a Google profile. The accounts each have distinct bookmarks and histories, and some accounts can be set up to oversee the others, allowing them to choose what websites others can and can’t visit.

When using profiles, Chrome will display one of several playful account icons — from secret agents to hamburgers and kittens — in…

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