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Source: Tech News World - Posted by Alex   
Security Chrome, the new operating system Google is currently testing, will push users into careless computing habits and give them far less control over their data, according to Free Software Foundation President Richard Stallman. Though it may be based on Linux, "Google Chrome is not free software in the sense of free and open source software," the FSF's Matt Lee told TechNewsWorld. If anyone had doubts that Richard Stallman dislikes Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) new Chrome OS, he laid them to rest in an interview with the Guardian Tuesday.

The Chrome OS will push people into careless computing by forcing them to store their data in the cloud, said Stallman, who's the founder and president of the Free Software Foundation.

Further, users don't have a legal right to their data if it's stored on a company's servers, Stallman suggested.

His comments come just days after Google launched a preview of the Chrome OS in San Francisco.

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