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Google counters the proposed changes to Chrome ad blockers for public outcry and legal threats

Google is currently updating the API used by Chrome extensions. Typical users would not have paid much attention until extension developers pointed out that one of the proposed changes might prevent many content blockers (including uBlock Origin) from working. Google has now traced the proposal back to the public outcry, legal threats and an independent report that questioned some of …

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Chrome OS gets virtual desktops

Google is working on adding a much-needed productivity feature to Chrome OS. 9to5Google reports that the company is working to support Chrome OS for virtual desktops. Google engineers have indeed released evidence of the new feature on Chromium Gerrit as well as a video demo of an early version of the feature. [19659002] At the moment, Google calls the function …

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Chrome OS 72 offers Android Pie and Assistant for some models, external access to Android apps, and more

Chrome OS has been experiencing growing pain lately, mainly because of the immense effort required to run web apps, Android apps, and Linux software together. Chrome OS 72 is being introduced, and addresses some important limitations Chromebook owners face. After a brief trial period with Pixel Slate, both Google Assistant and Android 9 Pie will be upgraded to more Chromebooks …

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Google's new Chrome extension will check if your passwords are still safe

A new Google Chrome extension called Password Checkup automatically checks to see if your passwords have been revealed in a privacy violation. Once installed, the extension will check all credentials you use – Google says that most US sites are supported – with a database of around four billion usernames and passwords, and alerts you when a match is found. …

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Google Chrome is testing a feature to warn users about suspicious URLs

Image: Google As phishing scams become more sophisticated, Google engineers are exploring ways in which users can better identify potentially harmful URLs. Google Chrome is currently testing a new warning to flag these types of domains, CNET reported Tuesday. This feature was highlighted this week by Emily Stark, an engineer on the Google Chrome security team, who spoke at the …

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The Chrome API update not only overrides ad blockers, but also other extensions

A planned upgrade of one of the Google Chrome extension APIs would cause far more than just a few ad blockers, including browser extensions for antivirus products, parental controls, and various privacy enhancements, according to ZDNet [19659003] Enhancements developers released by F-Secure, NoScript, Amnesty International, and Ermes Cyber ​​Security, among others, today voiced their concerns after announcing yesterday that Google …

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Google plans to make changes to Chrome that could lead to ad blockers

Google plans to change the integration of extensions into the Chrome browser. The company says the changes are necessary and motivated to counter malicious extensions that undermine users' privacy and security as part of the company's continued efforts to make extensions more secure. The move also means that popular extensions to block ads like uBlock Origin and uMatrix no longer …

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Speed ​​up Google Chrome with this tab-reducing extension

Image: Pexels I now have somewhere around 70 tabs on my computer, give or take a few. I treat Chrome tabs as temporary bookmarks. For example, some of my open tabs are for stories that I want to read later, and some others are for SF Beer Week events that I'm currently planning. It's not the most efficient way to …

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