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How to import and export bookmarks between Safari, Firefox and Chrome | iDB

While bookmarks can certainly be ever-changing, that initial setup with the ones you need is a good start. This tutorial shows you how to import and export bookmarks between Safari, Firefox, and Chrome to get you set up quickly.
#computing #internet #web #browser #Safari #Firefox #Chrome
How to import and export bookmarks between Safari, Firefox and Chrome
 

Google is trying to scare Microsoft Edge users into switching to Chrome | TechRadar

Could Google be worried about the new Edge browser stealing away Chrome users? It seems that way, with the company now displaying a warning to people using Microsoft’s new web browser when they access the Chrome web store.
#technology #tech #internet #web #browser #Google #Chrome #Microsoft #Edge
 

Google Chrome will block insecure downloads in coming months | The Verge

Google has revealed plans to initially warn Chrome users about “insecure” downloads and eventually block them outright. “Today we’re announcing that Chrome will gradually ensure that secure (HTTPS) pages only download secure files,” Joe DeBlasio of the Chrome security team wrote in a blog post. “Insecurely-downloaded files are a risk to users’ security and privacy. For instance, insecurely-downloaded programs can be swapped out for malware by attackers, and eavesdroppers can read users’ insecurely-downloaded bank statements.”
#technology #tech #security #privacy #Google #Chrome
 

500 Chrome extensions secretly uploaded private data from millions of users | Ars Technica

More than 500 browser extensions downloaded millions of times from Google’s Chrome Web Store surreptitiously uploaded private browsing data to attacker-controlled servers, researchers said on Thursday.
The extensions were part of a long-running malvertising and ad-fraud scheme that was discovered by independent researcher Jamila Kaya.
#technology #tech #security #privacy #Google #Chrome
 

Google suspends all paid Chrome browser extensions | TechRadar

Google has been forced to shut down all paid extensions after experiencing a sudden increase in fraudulent transactions on the official Chrome web store.
As a precautionary measure, the company has now suspended publishing or updating of all the commercial extensions.
The suspension includes all extensions which need an upfront payment, monthly recurring payments or offer in-app purchases.
#technology #tech #Google #web #browser #Chrome
 

Google Chrome could make image sharing easier than ever | Android Authority

Google Chrome is easily one of the best Android mobile browsers. It offers seamless integration across all your devices, it sports Google’s latest Material Design, and it’s packed with useful features for power users. Now, users may have yet another reason to use Google Chrome as their default browser thanks to an incoming feature that could let you more easily share images by copying them to your clipboard.
Share whose images, exactly? Your own? Other people's? Copyrighted images?

#technology #tech #Google #web #Chrome
This incoming Google Chrome feature could make image sharing easier than ever
 

Microsoft is replacing Edge with its new Chromium browser next week | Input

Microsoft is replacing its Edge browser with the updated, Chromium-based version on January 15. Windows 10 users will be automatically transitioned over.

We already knew this was coming because Microsoft announced the new Edge’s launch date last month, but it wasn’t clear that users would be pushed to the new version. Thankfully it will look mostly the same as the existing Edge browser, with all the same proprietary Microsoft features, except for a slightly more Chrome-esque look.
I think this means that Firefox is now the only Windows browser that's not based on Chrome or Chromium.

#technology #tech #Microsoft #Windows #internet #web #browser #Chrome #Chromium #Edge
 

Google Chrome to hide notification spam starting February 2020 | ZDNet

Following in Mozilla's footsteps, Google announced today plans to hide notification popup prompts inside Chrome starting next month, February 2020.

According to a blog post published today, Google plans to roll out a "quieter notification permission UI that reduces the interruptiveness of notification permission requests."

The change is scheduled for Google Chrome 80, scheduled for release on February 4, next month.
#technology #tech #Internet #browser #Google #Chrome
 
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New #Firefox version 72 loses HPKP support.


But there is nothing mentioning it in official release notes. Everyone seems to be talking about much needed PiP video functions. However there is announcement on Firefox Site Compatibility and the function is indeed disabled after upgrade.

Non-techy explanation: Most sites use encryption (that padlock in the address bar). Encryption not only protects your data from eavesdroppers but also ensures you are indeed connected to the site you see in the address bar and not some counterfeit copy run by hackers. However there are ways to fool this identity verification if hackers have access to certificate authorities. This can be done by legal means (governments), administrative (your employeer might do this on their network) or illegally (leaks, hacks, CA bugs, etc) - but it is not uncommon. HPKP allows website owners to configure their websites in a way that these hijacking attempts fail. Only small percentage of websites uses HPKP but it does work and I see nothing wrong with it being enabled as option for more security-oriented resources.
Is this change disastrous and will we all die? No. Does it weaken security and makes us more vulnerable? Yes, it does,

Note that Firefox was the last to drop this functionality (Chrome did it almost one year ago) but the entire trend is sad. This feature was optional and transparent for users. If it worked it made you more secure with no extra effort. If it didn't there was zero overhead. With two major browses disabling it it is safe to say it is gone.

Personally my opinion is that this was done to improve compatibility with various traffic inspection systems. Basically it opens venues for big players to get into our traffic. But we trust these guys, right?

...
Thanks to @Max Kostikov for heads up.

#privacy #internet #security #firefox #chrome #freedom
 
В новом #Firefox 72 вслед за Google #Chrome таки выпилили механизм HPKP (подробнее см., например, статью "Технология HTTP Public Key Pining: внедрение и автоматизация совместно с Let's Encrypt").
В этой связи испытываю смешанные чувства. С одной стороны, с помощью HPKP можно легко "отсрелить себе ногу", с другой стороны - а где альтернатива механизму контроля со стороны владельца сайта / сертификата?
Им мог (и я считаю должен) бы стать #DNSSEC / #DANE, но поползновений в эту сторону я не вижу уже много лет.
Certificate Transparency, которую активно форсят, на данную роль мало подходит, поскольку, опять же, замыкает доверие на #CA.
Фактически, теперь со стороны владельца нет способов проконтролировать достоверность используемого на сайте #TLS сертификата и повлиять на возможность просмотра контента пользователем в случае если произошла подмена.

#russian #lang ru #HTTP #browsing #security
 
LOL! #Chromium is OK, #Chrome is a security hole worth of flamewars.
no, chromium is not ok. it uncludes some antiosocial features chrome have.
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

Chrome 79 released with tab freezing, back-forward caching, and loads of security features | ZDNet

Google has released today Chrome 79 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and iOS users.

This release comes with security and bug fixes, but also with new features such as built-in support for the Password Checkup tool, real-time blacklisting of malicious sites via the Safe Browsing API, general availability of Predicitive Phishing protections, a ban on loading HTTPS "mixed content," support for tab freezing, a new UI for the Chrome Sync profile section, and support for a back-forward caching mechanism.
#technology #internet #web #browser #Google #Chrome
 
Two years ago, #Apple launched an aggressive battle against ads that track users across the web. Today executives in the online #publishing and #advertising industries say that effort has been stunningly effective — posing a problem for advertisers looking to reach #affluent #consumers.

Since Apple introduced what it calls its Intelligent #Tracking Prevention feature in September 2017, and with subsequent updates last year, advertisers have largely lost the ability to target people on Safari based on their browsing habits with cookies, the most commonly used technology for tracking. One result: The cost of reaching #Safari users has fallen over 60% in the past two years, according to data from ad tech firm Rubicon Project. Meanwhile ad prices on Google’s #Chrome browser have risen slightly.

That reflects the fact that advertisers pay more money for ads that can be targeted at people with specific demographics and interests. “The allure of a Safari user in an auction has plummeted,” said Rubicon Project CEO Michael Barrett. “There’s no easy ability to ID a user.”
So Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection is working.
 
Two years ago, #Apple launched an aggressive battle against ads that track users across the web. Today executives in the online #publishing and #advertising industries say that effort has been stunningly effective — posing a problem for advertisers looking to reach #affluent #consumers.

Since Apple introduced what it calls its Intelligent #Tracking Prevention feature in September 2017, and with subsequent updates last year, advertisers have largely lost the ability to target people on Safari based on their browsing habits with cookies, the most commonly used technology for tracking. One result: The cost of reaching #Safari users has fallen over 60% in the past two years, according to data from ad tech firm Rubicon Project. Meanwhile ad prices on Google’s #Chrome browser have risen slightly.

That reflects the fact that advertisers pay more money for ads that can be targeted at people with specific demographics and interests. “The allure of a Safari user in an auction has plummeted,” said Rubicon Project CEO Michael Barrett. “There’s no easy ability to ID a user.”
So Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection is working.
 

Google accidentally broke Chrome with an experimental update – here's how to fix it | TechRadar

Google has been left with egg on its face after rolling out a new power-saving feature for Chrome that left thousands of users staring at a blank screen.
#technology #Google #internet #browser #Chrome
 

Google expands Chrome's Site Isolation feature to Android users | ZDNet

If Chrome for Android users visit a site where they enter passwords, Chrome will isolate that site from all the other tabs in a separate Android process, keeping the user's data safe from Spectre-like attacks, Google said today.
#technology #internet #Google #Android #Chrome #security
 

Chrome's new feature will stop tabs from eating all your RAM – here's how to try it | TechRadar

Google is testing a new feature for Chrome that lets the browser 'freeze' tabs that have been running in the background to free up memory.
#technology #internet #browser #Chrome
 
A serious flaw in Google Keystone, which controls Chrome updates, is capable of doing major damage to macOS file systems on some computers and has been linked to data corruption that struck Hollywood video editors and others on Monday evening, Variety reported.

Initially, blame for the corrupted file systems was largely directed at Avid and its Media Composer software, which was identified as a common link by film and TV editors who said they could not reboot their Mac Pros after shutdown. But on Tuesday evening, Google told users via its support forums that it had “recently discovered that a Chrome update may have shipped with a bug that damages the file system on MacOS machines” and “paused the release while we finalize a new update that addresses the problem.”
https://gizmodo.com/whoops-google-says-mysterious-wave-of-unbootable-macs-1838430057

#chrome #google
 
A serious flaw in Google Keystone, which controls Chrome updates, is capable of doing major damage to macOS file systems on some computers and has been linked to data corruption that struck Hollywood video editors and others on Monday evening, Variety reported.

Initially, blame for the corrupted file systems was largely directed at Avid and its Media Composer software, which was identified as a common link by film and TV editors who said they could not reboot their Mac Pros after shutdown. But on Tuesday evening, Google told users via its support forums that it had “recently discovered that a Chrome update may have shipped with a bug that damages the file system on MacOS machines” and “paused the release while we finalize a new update that addresses the problem.”
https://gizmodo.com/whoops-google-says-mysterious-wave-of-unbootable-macs-1838430057

#chrome #google
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

At least 1.5% of online passwords are compromised, Google has found | TechRadar

Early this year, Google introduced the Password Checkup extension to its Chrome web browser, enabling users to automatically detect if the login details used online have been compromised.

New research from the tech giant has found that, in just the first month of the extension operating, 1.5% of the users (316,000) that installed and used the extension were using logins known to be unsafe – but Google is looking to change that.
#technology #internet #Google #Chrome #security
 

Google Chrome will soon let you copy text on one device and paste it on another | TechRadar

You can already use your Google Account to sync your Chrome bookmarks, browsing history and preferences between devices, but now Google is adding another feature: the ability to sync your clipboard.
This will allow you to copy content on one device, and paste it into another, eliminating the need to jot details like addresses or directions down on paper, or create a file in Google Docs.

#technology #internet #Chrome #clipboard
 

Google chops 'www' off URLs in Chrome's address bar, to widespread annoyance | TechRadar

If you use Google Chrome, you might notice your address bar (or the 'omnibox' as Google calls it) looking a bit less busy than usual. That's because the browser is chopping what Google calls 'trivial subdomains' off URLs, including 'www' and 'https' prefixes, and 'm' for mobile sites.
Looks like a good argument for abandoning it, if you ask me.

#technology #internet #Google #Chrome
 

Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20254051
Posted by rahuldottech (karma: 800)
Post stats: Points: 153 - Comments: 58 - 2019-06-23T09:00:10Z

\#HackerNews #become #chrome #google #has #its #software #surveillance #switch #time
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Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.
 

Is Firefox better than Chrome? It comes down to privacy


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20243473
Posted by donohoe (karma: 14530)
Post stats: Points: 164 - Comments: 103 - 2019-06-21T15:40:51Z

\#HackerNews #better #chrome #comes #down #firefox #privacy #than
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Google's Captcha in Firefox vs. in Chrome


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20147015
Posted by kojoru (karma: 521)
Post stats: Points: 262 - Comments: 90 - 2019-06-10T14:30:08Z

\#HackerNews #captcha #chrome #firefox #googles
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Google Just Gave 2B Chrome Users a Reason to Switch to Firefox


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20056864
Posted by axiomdata316 (karma: 3724)
Post stats: Points: 108 - Comments: 46 - 2019-05-30T23:09:46Z

\#HackerNews #chrome #firefox #gave #google #just #reason #switch #users
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Google to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20044430
Posted by estranhosidade (karma: 76)
Post stats: Points: 221 - Comments: 119 - 2019-05-29T19:38:04Z

\#HackerNews #blocking #chrome #enterprise #extensions #google #modern #restrict #users
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Google to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users
 

Google’s Chrome Becomes Web ‘Gatekeeper’ and Rivals Complain


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20037562
Posted by naktinis (karma: 77)
Post stats: Points: 144 - Comments: 95 - 2019-05-29T07:21:42Z

\#HackerNews #and #becomes #chrome #complain #gatekeeper #googles #rivals #web
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How to Restart Chrome without Losing a Single Tab | Make Tech Easier

You’ve been using Chrome for a while now, and the extension you just installed tells you that to complete the installation you need to restart Chrome. You might delay restarting Chrome since the tabs you have open are too essential to close at that time.

Thanks to a trick Chrome has, you’ll be able to restart Chrome without the fear of losing all your tabs. Even if the tabs you closed are from a previous session, Chrome still offers the possibility of recovering those as well.
#technology #computing #web #browser #Chrome
How to Restart Chrome without Losing a Single Tab
 

Tab switching in Chrome on mobile devices


I must be the last person to find out about this, but you can do a fast tab switch in the Chrome mobile browser by sliding a finger along the address bar, from right to left, or from left to right.

#tips #chrome #mobile
 

Google Chrome is getting a reader mode on desktop | The Verge

The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip out a page’s unnecessary background clutter to make an article easier to read. ZDNet notes that the feature launched today in Chrome’s experimental Canary release, and it should make its way to more stable versions of the browser in the future.
Just when you decide not to use Chrome, it get a Reader mode. Oh, wait...
Reader modes have become a standard browser feature. Safari added its reader mode in 2010, Firefox added one in 2017, and Microsoft’s Edge browser has had one since at least 2015. All three allow you to change the color of the background of the page and adjust the font size to whatever is most comfortable to read.
#technology #computing #web #Google #Chrome
 
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