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Google Chrome marks 3,000 Dutch sites ‘unsafe’: report

Google Chrome marks 3,000 Dutch sites ‘unsafe’: report

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From Tuesday web browser Google Chrome marked 3 thousand Dutch sites as 'unsafe'. When visiting one of these sites, a warning will appear stating that the connection is unsafe and that sites may try to steal your data, according to a study by Open State Foundation, NU.nl reports. These unsafe sites include the websites of the municipalities of Zutphen and Heemskerk, as well as Ekoplaza and NS International's customer service site.  The problem may lie in these websites using a security certificate that is no longer supported by Google. This is the case with educational institution LOI, which used a security certificate from Symantec. Google no longer approves certificates from this company after Symantec was caught creating fake certificates in 2015.  The affected we
Google Adds New Rules To End Malicious Chrome Extensions

Google Adds New Rules To End Malicious Chrome Extensions

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Whether it is because of a overworked reviewers, obfuscated code, or the use of external scripts, Malicious Chrome extensions have become a huge problem for Google with new ones being added to the Chrome Web Store every day.  In an announcement today, Google has stated that they are dropping the hammer on malicious extensions and will no longer tolerate ones that ask for powerful permissions for no reason, use external scripts, or obfuscate their code. Restricting extension's access to specific sites in Chrome 70 In the current version of Chrome, an extension has the ability to get full access to all of the data and content of a web site that you are visiting. This allows beneficial extensions to be created that modify the skin of a site, add extra features, or fix bugs on sites. At t
A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controvers…

A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controvers…

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Though Chrome launched in 2008 as a scrappy upstart, it has for years been the dominant web browser, with over 60 percent market share on both desktop and mobile. So when Chrome adjusts its features or policies, it impacts a huge chunk of people worldwide. And a recent change to how Chrome treats logins has shown how poorly those alterations can go over.Even if you don't know much about the intricacies of Chrome's settings, you probably know that you can log into Chrome with your Google account—to sync your browsing history and other useful data across devices—or you can use it without logging in. That choice has always been a Chrome hallmark, emblematic of the balance between Google's business incentive to gobble up all of your data and its stated goal of respecting user privacy.But in
Google is Bringing ‘WWW’ Back to Chrome URLs Following User…

Google is Bringing ‘WWW’ Back to Chrome URLs Following User…

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Google will again display ‘www’ and ‘m.’ in front of URLs in Chrome’s address bar after the decision to remove them was met with widespread user complaints.For those unaware, when Chrome 69 was released last week it surprised everyone when ‘www’ and‘m.’ were no longer displayed in the address bar.Apparently, Google thought it was doing users a favor by removing those parts of a URL, but the criticism that followed say otherwise.The main argument was hiding ‘www’ and ‘m.’ could expose users to phishing threats.Google reversed the change and has issued the following statement:“In Chrome M69, we rolled out a change to hide special-case subdomains “www” and “m” in the Chrome omnibox. After receiving community feedback about these changes, we have decided to roll back these changes in M69 on
50 Google Chrome Extensions That Make Life Easier

50 Google Chrome Extensions That Make Life Easier

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If you use the Google Chrome browser without using extensions, then sorry honey, but—ya basic. There is a veritable smorgasbord of software that can totally enhance your browsing experience. We’ve hand-picked 50 of what we think are some of the best Chrome extensions out there. Our alphabetical list has an emphasis on practicality and usefulness, but we’ve also included some more fun and light-hearted options. Up your productivity, improve your online time, and have a Google-themed giggle doing it. Here’s our mega-list of the coolest Google Chrome add-ons ever. The 50 best Chrome extensions 1) Amazon Assistant for Chrome Avid Amazon shoppers would be wise to get themselves hooked up with Amazon’s official browser extension. It will provide you with desktop notifications about orders, d
Google Chrome teases surprise as it celebrates 10 years

Google Chrome teases surprise as it celebrates 10 years

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Happy 10th anniversary to another wing of our internet overlords.Image: Valentin Wolf/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock By Marcus Gilmer2018-09-03 17:16:51 UTC It's hard to believe but it's been 10 years since Google launched its web browser Chrome as a challenger to the hell that is Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Apple's default Safari, and the open source Firefox.  And Chrome made sure to throw itself a little party over the holiday weekend, not only bringing cake but also teasing a surprise for Tuesday, Sept. 4.  The browser has come a long way in its 10 years, rising as fast as competitor Internet Explorer fell out of grace. I still have an actual print copy of the Google Chrome comic book! Happy birthday Chrome!! — Christina Warren (@film_girl) September 2, 2018
New Google Chrome Extension Flags Suspicious ICO Sites

New Google Chrome Extension Flags Suspicious ICO Sites

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Cryptocurrency investors have a lot to worry about these days. Not only has crypto-related cybercrime tripled over the last year, but prices have continued to drop, and many tokens picked up during initial coin offerings (ICOs) are turning out to be nothing more than scams. A new Google Chrome extension aimed at detecting potential scams, however, is now available and should offer investors an added layer of protection, security, and peace of mind.Sentinel Protocol’s Uppward Chrome Extension Is Here to Save the DaySingapore-based Uppsala Foundation, have launched a Google Chrome extension called Uppward. The team behind the Sentinel Protocol are calling the new extension the “Search Engine for Secure Investing in ICOs.”Uppward uses crowdsourced threat intelligence and data from Sentinel
Shiny new Chrome redesign rolling out across all platforms …

Shiny new Chrome redesign rolling out across all platforms …

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Made available to developers and beta channels in July, Google's redesign of the world's most popular browser is being made available to everyone starting early next month. Rolling out from September 4, “Chrome Browser will have a new design across all operating systems,” according to Google's newest Chrome Enterprise release notes.The Material Design refresh will bring rounded corners on tabs, a bright color palette, and additional white shading for active tabs and windows.Along with its visual makeover, the upcoming Chrome 69 update will provide the browser with a number of new features, including "Windows 10 notification-center integration, touchpad gesture navigation on Windows, and autofill updates."Security measuresUsers can also expect several updates to browser security, such a
More Government Websites Encrypt as Google Chrome Warns Use…

More Government Websites Encrypt as Google Chrome Warns Use…

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Google Chrome, the most widely used Internet browser, has officially started warning users that unencrypted Web pages are “not secure.” Among those “not secure,” as of Aug. 9: The front pages of the official government websites for 14 states and four of the nation’s 10 most populous cities. Encryption — most easily represented with an “HTTPS” rather than “HTTP” in front of a site’s Web address — is the practice of encoding data traveling between a website and its visitor so that any third parties who are a