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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
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 87 - Loop: 89 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 46
 

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
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 187 - Loop: 160 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 84
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
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 127 - Loop: 76 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 154
 

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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