Chrome 66 is being introduced today on Mac, Windows and Linux with a number of user-oriented features and policy changes that have been developed in recent months. This includes the behavior of new media autoplay, blocking third-party software, and other security changes.
In January 2013, Chrome's version 64 enabled users to mute audio for individual websites, making playback experience more consistent. Google is now continuing this effort with new guidelines that regulate when media can start automatically – or start automatically – in Chrome 66:
- The content is muted or does not have audio
- users have previously tapped or clicked on the website during the browser session
- On mobile devices, when the website was added by the user to the home screen
- On the desktop, when the user frequently visits the website according to the Media Engagement Index  Chrome Windows will now alert users when third-party software injects code that causes a browser crash . These alerts are designed to prompt users to remove the problematic application. Later Chrome updates continue. Version 68 completely blocks third-party software unless it prevents the browser from launching while it is being removed.
Under "Manage passwords" a new overflow symbol appears shortly before the list of saved passwords " Export passwords " Option. At a command prompt, users are prompted to confirm the download with your computer. You may be prompted for your system credentials to display the saved CSV file in plain text.
At security level, Chrome 66 removes confidence in Symantec certificates after the company's Did not comply with industry safety standards. As announced last September, alerts are displayed when visiting sites that have not yet been upgraded to the new DigiCert Certificate Authority.
Additionally, this release includes another mitigation technique for the Specter CPU vulnerability. When Site isolation is enabled, pages from various sites are executed in different processes, each process blocking certain types of sensitive data from other sites. Google is running a "small percentage trial" with this version to prepare for another upcoming launch.
The new Asynchronous Clipboard API provides a new way to read and write from the clipboard with future Chrome versions Add support for copying / pasting images and other rich data types
On the Sound Front allows a new AudioWorklet API developers to programmatically control audio without additional latency and higher stability in the output audio. "With the Decoding Info API websites can stream media streaming better determine by decoding functions of devices.
Chrome 66 for Desktops is now available, Android and Chrome OS will follow soon.
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