On opening Google.com,
gws_rd=cr is added to the URL. This has been happening only for the past day or so.
What does this indicate?
Why did this start showing up recently? I have been using the same browser for years.
it means Google web server(gws) getting redirected (rd)by country(cr). i.e a country other than US.
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