Google is currently testing a new feature aimed at protecting users on private networks from attacks originating from malicious public websites. This feature, called "Private network access checks for navigation requests," will be available in the upcoming Google Chrome 123 browser, initally in a "warning only" mode. Continue reading "This new Google Chrome feature will block attacks on home networks"
Google Chrome developers are reportedly working on automatic micropayments for site monetization (Web Monetization), which will allow you to automatically pay to site owners for viewing their content. The transactions are assumed to be quiet and done without a confirmation from the user. Google considers this as a good alternative to ads on websites. Continue reading "Chrome is testing automatic micropayments for site monetization"
Google has made an important update to Chrome by introducing native Arm64 support for Windows. This move brings Chrome up to speed with its support for Arm on Linux and Mac, which has been available for years. The latest Chrome Canary build now allows users to install and test Arm64 architecture directly on Windows devices with Arm processors, eliminating the need for emulation. Continue reading "Google Chrome for Windows on Arm is now a thing, and you can test it"
Google released Chrome 121 for everyone running the stable version of the browser. It disables third-party cookies for 1% of users, improves Safe Browsing protection, adds a new sidebar button to the toolbar, introduces link handling for PWAs, and more. There is also a surprising set of AI-powered features, currently experimental.
Three counterfeit VPN extensions were discovered by security researchers at Reason Labs, with a total of 1.5 million installations. Google has since removed these plugins from the Chrome web store. Continue reading "Google Chrome Web Store removes 3 fake VPN extensions that infect 1.5m users"
The password and extension checker in Chrome will now automatically run in the background on desktop systems. It also getting extra capabilities to protect your sensitive data. Continue reading "Safety Check for Chrome on desktop will now run automatically in the background"
Google has announced that starting on January 4, 2024 they will start disabling third-party cookies in the Chrome browser among approximately 1% of users. This trial will be conducted on a global scale and will involve a limited number of Chrome users. In the latter half of 2024, Google plans to completely stop using third-party cookies for all users. Continue reading "Starting January 4, 2024 Google will start disabling cookies in the browser"
Two major software market players, Google and Microsoft, have updated their browsers. On December 6, Google introduced Chrome 120 stable, and today Microsoft Edge has reached the same version number. Both releases are a minor update without drastic changes, major additions, or anything like that. Here are the changes. Continue reading "Chrome 120 and Edge 120 are now available with general improvements"
Google intends to introduce a new functionality called Compose, powered by artificial intelligence, to its Chrome browser. This feature will enable users to generate text whenever needed, and it will be accessible on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Continue reading "Google Chrome will get an AI-powered Compose (Help me write) feature for generating text"
Starting in Chrome 119, you can now save and restore groups of tabs. This feature is hidden in the browser, as Google plans a gradual roll-out. But you can enable it right away. Continue reading "How to Enable Tab Groups Save and Restore in Google Chrome"