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Chrome 86 will block notification permission requests for sites that send abusive notification content

Google started rolling out Chrome 86 on the stable channel earlier this month. The update introduced security improvements to alert users if any of their saved passwords had been compromised, new menu icons to help users easily navigate large menus, a Native File System API, Enhanced Safe Browsing for Android, and several developer-facing technical changes....

Google details new features coming to Search, Lens, Maps, and Duplex

Google this year has made some big changes to Assistant, Meet, and its suite of productivity apps. Now, at the company’s Search On event on Thursday, Google detailed several changes coming to some of its other major services, including Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Duplex.Google Search Google said Search is making the biggest...

Google Chrome 86 rolls out with flags for menu icons, back-forward cache, and more

Google this week started rolling out Chrome 86 to users, almost a month after it first appeared in the Beta Channel. The update should be available on all platforms with the exception of Chrome OS, where it will arrive next week. Here are some of the new features in Chrome 86. https://youtu.be/GNuG-5m4Ud0 Security improvements If a password you’ve...

Google Chrome for iOS and Android will check if newly saved passwords have been compromised

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers around for both desktop and mobile devices, hovering around at 65% market share at any point in time. Chrome has a lot of focus on user security, and one of the newest features arriving to the browser on Android and iOS is the ability to spot...

[Update: Native Integration] Google releases new Chrome extension for linking directly to specific text on a page

It's not often that Google releases its own new Chrome extensions, but today it did just that (via The Verge). The company's latest extension is called "Link to Text Fragment" and it allows you to link to a specific section of text on a webpage. Rather than linking to an entire article, you can share...

[Update 3: Microsoft Bing Wins Big] Google adds search provider choices for Android users in the EU

Update 2 (1/9/2020 @ 11:50 AM ET): The alternative search providers that will be shown at setup alongside Google have been announced.Update 1 (10/1/2019 @ 9:50 AM ET): Google is testing showing search provider choices in Android ahead of the 2020 rollout. The article as published on August 2nd, 2019, is preserved below.[/alert] Android users in...

[Update: Permanent] Google is temporarily suspending paid Chrome extensions

Following a series of fraudulent transactions, Google is temporarily suspending paid Chrome extensions from the Google Chrome extension store (via 9to5Google). Developers that have already published paid extensions, subscriptions, or in-app purchases and had their listing removed for "Spam and placement in the store" can apply to be reinstated. Earlier this month the Chrome Web Store...

Google Chrome will offer Advanced Protection users the ability to send risky files to Google for scanning

Google’s Advanced Protection Program is the company’s strongest security for “those who need it most.” This program can safeguard personal or business Google accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks, like political campaigns, journalists, business leaders, etc. While it’s not something most people need, it is available to anyone. Back in March 2020, Google...

Google Chrome tests moving tabs to secondary displays on Android

In an effort to make multitasking easier on smartphones with a secondary display, the Google Chrome team is working on a new feature that will allow users to open different tabs in each display. While Google Chrome does include support for phones with a secondary display, it currently only allows users to expand a single...

Google prepares to decouple Chrome updates from Chrome OS updates

While Google pushes regular software update to Chrome OS devices, these updates depend on several device-specific non-Google hardware and software provides. Due to this, many older Chromebooks don't receive Chrome browser updates indefinitely, leaving them vulnerable just a few years after their release. To remedy this issue, Google is reportedly working on decoupling Chrome updates...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Chrome adds tab groups to organize tabs by name and color

Everyone uses browsers differently and that's most apparent when you ask about tabs. Some people have almost a "hoarding" mentality as they keep dozens of tabs open at a time. Others go the "minimalist" route and close tabs as quickly as possible. Regardless of how you use tabs, Google Chrome is making it easier to...

Google Chrome for Android adds Secure DNS for safer, more private browsing

With the release of Chrome 83 earlier this year in May, Google introduced a new Secure DNS feature to the desktop version of the browser. The feature made use of DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt a step known as 'DNS (Domain Name System) lookup' to ensure a safer and more private browsing experience for users. Now, the...