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I've seen ways to remove the Google Chrome unique ID on Windows using tools like "unchrome" but after a bit of searching I am unable to find an equivalent tool on Linux. Can anyone provide any useful information on removing this unique ID in Linux distros?

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Easy, it is in your Local State file.

~/.config/google-chrome/Local State

Look for user_experience_metrics (on mine it's near the bottom of the file) then client_id. Take that out and you should be good.

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Just to be sure...This won't be regenerated next time I launch chrome? –  slashp Jun 27 '11 at 21:07
    
I'm not sure, but I don't think so. It would have the same behavior as on Windows. It would be pretty trivial to test. Is there a reason you really want to get rid of it? –  tjameson Jun 27 '11 at 22:11
    
Not particularly..just trying to stop giving Google my life :) –  slashp Jun 29 '11 at 19:01
    
Thanks. I wanted to know exactly the same thing. Things like this should not be enable by default. + If your behind a VPN for anonymity reasons google will still be able to track you –  Sevenearths Oct 17 '11 at 8:11

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