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Chrome Extension Filters Out the Political B-Word

Two app developers have had it with hearing about the dog's dinner of "Brexit" piping out of every news orifice in the land, so have taken direct action to filter out the dread B-word at source. Read More >>

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Google is Testing a Play/Pause Button for Audio and Video on the Chrome Toolbar

Google is adding a new function to play, pause, or skip through videos or music via the toolbar to its Chrome browser, though it is currently only available via the Canary development browser and remains quite buggy, per the Verge. Read More >>

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Google: No, Of Course, We’re Not Slowly Killing Ad Blockers

A few months ago, Google announced changes were coming to improve privacy, security, and performance with regard to Chrome extensions. In particular, one change didn’t sit well with ad blocker developers, who claimed Google was looking to diminish their efficacy. At the time, at least one company threatened to pursue filing an antitrust complaint. Read More >>

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Firefox Deploys a Slew of New Privacy Features, Taking Aim at Facebook and Invasive Online Trackers

There are plenty of browsers to choose from, but two of the most popular, when it comes to privacy at least, are headed down radically divergent paths. Read More >>

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15 Quick Tips to Make Browsing the Web More Bearable on Mobile

We’re doing more than half of our browsing on mobile devices now, and that trend is only going in one direction. With that in mind, don’t settle for a second-class browsing experience on your mobile device—these tips and tricks can load pages faster, make them easier to read, and get you around the web more quickly. Read More >>

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Google Is Finally Rolling Out Chrome’s Dark Mode for Windows 10

Finally, Windows 10 users will have access to Chrome’s official Dark Mode. Read More >>

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Which Browser Engine Powers Your Web Browsing – And Why Does It Matter?

As you might have heard, Microsoft is rebuilding Edge from the ground up, this time using the Chromium code that also underpins Google Chrome. Essentially it’s a switch to a different browser rendering engine – but what exactly is such an engine? And how does it affect your browsing experience? We’ll guide you through the details here. Read More >>

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Chrome Adds Pro-Privacy Search Engine Options as Google Faces Antitrust Scrutiny

Here’s a change in Google’s Chrome browser that’s raising eyebrows: In 60 global markets, Chrome now includes the option of using pro-privacy competitor search engine DuckDuckGo. Read More >>

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Google Is Trying to Clean Up Internet Comments With an AI Chrome Extension, Isn’t That Cute

“Don’t read the comments” has become a common maxim among anyone who has spent any meaningful time online – it means that, if you go sifting through online comments, you’re going to see some shit. A new experimental tool from Google is trying to give users more power over what they do and don’t see – as it stands, it seems nice in concept but still pretty futile in reality. Read More >>

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Chrome OS Users Find That Checking CPU Usage Overwhelms CPU Usage

Chrome OS users are reporting an alarming bug in the latest stable version of the operating system. Something in the most recent update is causing the CPU usage to sky rocket to 50-100 percent capacity on certain systems. Amusingly, developers believe it may be related to checking the CPU usage in the task manager itself. Read More >>

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YouTube Chrome Extension With Millions of Installs Pulled After Spamming Users With Ads

A popular extension has disappeared from Google’s Chrome Web Store days after it suddenly started spamming users with annoying pop-up ads. Read More >>

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Google’s New Chrome Extension Warns You If Your Passwords Have Been Exposed

Google is rolling out two new tools to help the password-challenged beef up their security game. The first is a Chrome extension called Password Checkup that can identify if you’re using a password that’s been exposed in a third-party data breach. The second is a feature called Cross Account Protection, which helps protect apps you’ve signed into with your Google account. Read More >>

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Speed Up Your Web Browsing With These Browser Extensions

You probably spend a lot of your computing time travelling across the web in your browser of choice, which means any ways of speeding up that browser time is going to add a serious boost to your productivity. Install these extensions to supercharge your browsing and get everything done on the web that little bit quicker. Read More >>

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Google’s Plan to Limit Ad Blockers on Chrome Riles Developers

Top developers of ad-blocking and anti-tracking software are raising the alarm over potential changes coming to Chrome that were recently disclosed in a public Google document. As a result, at least one company is now threatening potential legal action. Read More >>

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It’s Time to Audit All the Extensions You’ve Installed on Your Browser

A lot of what we do on our computers goes through the browser, and that means any extensions you choose to add on top of that browser have a very privileged position: They can see where you’re going online, they can see the data you’re passing to and from the web, and they can send and receive data themselves. Read More >>