Chrome 71 Rolls Out to Crack Down On Wayward Sites, Extensions
Google Chrome has long displaced Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as the most used web browser, be it on desktop or mobile. But just like Explorer, its size and popularity also make it the perfect unwitting accomplice in ruining users’ experience on the Web. That’s why Google is putting its foot down on stubborn website owners, and extension developers and its stricter policies will are now in full effect with the arrival of Chrome 71 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Google has long been pushing against bad ads and promoting suitable ads in the process, but some web site owners just aren’t taking a hint. Either they’re unaware of the indirect role they play in serving pervasive abusive ads, or they’re too lazy to fix things. Worse, they might even be profiting from these intrusive and deceptive tactics.
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Completely stripping off
Either way, Chrome 71 will be completely stripping off all ads on a “small number” of stubborn websites, so any opportunity to gain from those will be gone. Site owners are given 30 days to shape up or ship out. Suffice it to say, and Google has had enough of shenanigans.
The same is true for extensions, once the pride of the Chrome web platform. Not unexpectedly, they’ve become potential and even literal trojan horses. Chrome 71 marks the release where it will be impossible to install extensions outside of the Chrome Web Store. That said, that store has also been noted for having security as foolproof as Google Play Store.
Chrome 71 is now marked as stable and should roll out to desktops in the coming weeks. Aside from ad removal, it’s not yet known what other features it might have, especially for the mobile version. Google does promise a more detailed announcement explaining the significant highlights this major release brings.
Google Chrome 89.0.4385.0 Features
- Screen Wake Lock API., an experimental feature that was added as a trial inside Chrome. …
- Content Indexing API. The new Content Indexing API is also an experimental feature. …
- Chrome removes TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1
To configure your notifications on Chrome, click on the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner. Then go to Settings > Site Settings > Notifications. You’ll then be able to view which sites are blocked or allowed. In the same window, you can also turn on the quieter permission UI.
Google Chrome 89.0.4385.0 What’s New
Chrome 89.0.4385.0 blocks intrusive notification requests, adds support for Web OTP API, PWA shortcuts. Following version 83’s release on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, the next release of Google’s browser is rolling out. Chrome 84 features a handful of user-facing changes and new capabilities for web developers.
Chrome Browser system requirements
Your computer should meet the minimum system requirements before you install and use Chrome Browser.
It’s possible that Chrome may install on other platforms or versions not listed here. However. Google enterprise-level support is limited to systems that meet the minimum requirements. Google does not assist if you install Chrome on any order that does not meet the specified criteria.
Android and iOS
Chrome 84 for Android is rolling out slowly on Google Play. The changelog isn’t available yet — it merely states that “This release includes stability and performance improvements.”
Chrome 84 for iOS meanwhile is out on Apple’s App Store with the usual “stability and performance improvements.” Here is the full changelog:
- You’re now more protected from malware and phishing while browsing with our new Safe Browsing features.
- On iPad, Chrome introduces better mouse and trackpad support.
- You can now share a web page by creating and sharing a QR code. To get started, tap the ‘Share’ icon at the top right.
- You can find your downloads in the Downloads folder in Chrome’s menu, or in your device’s Files app.
- You can add nicknames to your payment cards saved in Chrome on your device. Add a nickname when saving a new card or go to Settings > Payment methods > Edit.
To use Chrome Browser on Windows, you’ll need:
- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later
- An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable
To use Chrome Browser on Mac, you’ll need:
- OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later
To use Chrome Browser on Linux, you’ll need:
- 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+
- An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable.