Chrome Ad Blocker Will Tackle Video Ads

Beginning August 5, 2020, Google Chrome will begin blocking some of the most intrusive video ads, according to a blog post. According to the post, Google relies on the Better Ads Standards, developed by the Coalition for Better Ads. The…

Google Paid Record-Breaking $6.5 Million In Bug Bounties In 2019

Google has announced it paid a record-breaking $6.5 million through its Vulnerability Reward Programs in 2019. Google’s VRPs rewards security researchers who find and report bugs so the company can address them. According to the company, 2019’s payout doubled what…

Microsoft Responsible For Latest Google Chrome Feature

Once bitter rivals in the browser wars, Microsoft and Google are now cooperating like never before, with a major Chrome feature originating with Microsoft, according to The Verge. Microsoft recently moved its Edge browser over to Chromium, the open-source rendering…

Advertisers Balk At Google’s Plan To Kill Third-Party Cookies

In what is a surprise to no one, advertisers are begging Google not to kill third-party cookies in Chrome, according to CNBC. Google announced earlier this week its plans to phase out third-party cookies within two years. The company is…

Mozilla Lays Off Employees To Help Fund Innovation

Mozilla interim CEO Mitchell Baker announced a round of layoffs at the software company, citing the need to “innovate in the areas most likely to impact the state of the internet and internet life.” TechCrunch originally reported the story, with…

Google Restricting Cookies In Chrome To Improve Privacy

The days of cookies may be coming to an end as Google announces its plans to phase out third-party cookies within two years. The first indications of Google’s plans came in August when the company announced a new initiative called…

Google Chrome Will Get Error Codes To Help With Troubleshooting

According to ZDNet, Google’s Chrome web browser will soon receive error codes similar to those shown on the Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) display. The feature was proposed by Eric Lawrence, a software engineer working on the Chromium-based version…

Chrome For Android Update Fixes Data Wiping Bug

Last week reports started surfacing of what appeared to be a data wiping bug in version 79 of Google Chrome for Android. Following a fix, Google has resumed the rollout. The issue had to do with Chrome acting as WebView…

New Chrome Feature Will Alert You If Your Password Is Stolen

In a blog post today, Google announced the addition of a significant security feature to Chrome, one that will alert users if their password has been stolen. With new data breaches occurring and being reported on a near-daily basis, people’s…

New Google Chrome Feature May Drive Users to Firefox

The Register is reporting on a new feature in an upcoming version of Google Chrome that has privacy-conscious users worried. A recent API called getInstalledRelatedApps may allow websites to determine what apps are installed on a user’s device. At first…