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  1. Zarathustra[H]

    Office 365 Pro-Plus to Change Chrome's Default Search Engine to Bing

    Microsoft in their wisdom have decided that it makes sense for an imminent update to Office 365 ProPlus to install an extension in Chrome to change its search engine to Bing. I can't even start to explain how much this makes my blood boil. Not only is it an abuse of Microsoft's market position...
  2. H

    Replacement for Firefox + TabMixPlus?

    Hi All, This latest Firefox extensions issue is the last straw for me. I've been running legacy Firefox v56.0.2 + TabMixPlus mainly for multi-row tabs (I'm a tab whore). Can anyone recommend a replacement? I would be more than happy to migrate to Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, just need...
  3. cageymaru

    Google Partners with AMD for Google Stadia Game Streaming Service

    Google has selected AMD as its partner for the Google Stadia game streaming service. Google will use high-performance, custom AMD Radeon datacenter GPUs for its Vulkan and Linux-based Google Stadia. AMD noted how its commitment to open-source AMD Linux drivers would allow Google and its...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Alphabet Launches Chrome Extension That Filters Comments With AI

    Following up on the "Perspective" hate speech filtering experiment from 2017, one Alphabet's subsidiaries, Jigsaw, recently released a machine learning-powered tool designed to filter out "toxic" comments on high traffic sites. Out of curiosity, I downloaded the extension in a fresh Chrome...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Google Discovers Vulnerabilities in Chrome and Windows 7

    Google just publicized a combination of zero-day exploits for Windows 7 and Chrome that are reportedly being exploited together in the wild. The bug in Chrome allegedly involved the browser's file reader, while the vulnerability in Windows "is a NULL pointer dereference in...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Upcoming Chromium Update Could Make Ad Blockers Less Effective

    Citing a bug report filed on Tuesday, Motherboard says that an upcoming Chromium update could make Chrome's higher end ad blockers less effective. Apparently, the Chromium team is trying to curb the widespread abuses in Chrome's extension market by implementing some stricter restrictions on what...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Former Microsoft Employee Claims Google Broke Edge

    JoshuaJB, who Neowin says is really former Microsoft employee Joshua Bakita, made a post on Hacker News claiming that the Edge development team is switching to Chromium because Google "broke other browsers." While Joshua claims he isn't convinced Google intentionally sabotaged Edge, he says that...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Chrome 71 Arrives With Upgraded Ad Blocker

    Chrome 71 arrives today, and comes the usual slew of fixes and improvements. Among other things, Chrome will now block websites that abuse the Speech Synthesis dictation API, and the devs added support for relative times in websites. But the most major change is probably the update to Chrome's...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Google Responds to Antitrust Charges

    Back in July, the European Commission slapped Google with a $5 billion dollar fine for forcing Android handsets makers to include Chrome if they want access to the Play Store. The commission also accused Google of suppressing AOSP and paying large manufacturers to push Google search. The...
  10. cageymaru

    Google Chrome 69 Released with New Developer Features

    Google Chrome has been updated for the 10th anniversary of its release. In Google Chrome 69, new developer features for increased security, fixing of performance bottlenecks, and the implementation of web developer tools to make user interactions with websites easier and more natural for mobile...
  11. FrgMstr

    Firefox Spoofs Itself as Chrome

    Given that Google has the habit of provided "inferior versions of pages" to Firefox users, so says ZDNet. To get around this, Firefox devs are now experimenting with spoofing your browser to be identified as Chrome. This will turn out well assuredly. After years of requests, meetings, and to...
  12. dvsman

    SSL + your website = ?

    So I noticed that google chrome is giving me the stink eye about websites I visit that aren't SSL secured lately. Is this really a big deal that I should be concerned about? What about for personal websites / blogs that don't do e-commerce or financial transactions of any kind? I wanted to see...
  13. DooKey

    Nigelthorn Malware Abuses Chrome Extensions to Cryptomine and Steal Data

    A new zero-day malware threat is going around and it takes advantage of social-engineering on Facebook to infect users with an abused Chrome extension. The new malware cryptomines and steals data from those that are fooled by the Facebook links. What makes this really bad is the fact that it...
  14. DooKey

    Desktop Chrome Now Sports Autoplay Muting

    There's nothing worse than crappy autoplay videos on websites and I'm constantly having to mute them so I can read content and not listen to them. However, from this point forward Chrome is going to do something about this and it will learn your browsing behavior and start muting this stuff for...
  15. DooKey

    Fake Ad-Blockers Removed From Chrome Store After 20M Users Download Them

    Google has removed several fake ad blockers (Warning auto play video) after research firm AdGuard published a blog showing that over 20 million Chrome users had downloaded them over the last year. I have to say that AdGuard did everyone a service by finding this, but the fact that Google didn't...
  16. R

    Chrome Blocking Cryptojacking Extensions

    In a post on the Chromium Blog, Extensions Platform manager, James Wagner has announced that they are no longer accepting extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Previously the Chrome web store permitting extensions that mined Cryptocurrency, provided that that was the extension's single purpose...
  17. R

    Google's "View Image" Button Returns With This Chrome Extension

    Last Friday, Montu depressed everyone when we reported that Google had removed the View Image button from Google Image Search. Well I am here today to lift your spirits and report that an extension for Chrome simply titled "View image" brings the button back exactly how it was before Google...
  18. R

    Chrome Will Soon Mark All HTTP Pages As "Not Secure"

    Google has announced today that with the release of Chrome 68 in July, Chrome will mark all HTTP websites as "not secure." This change is in line with what Google has been trying to do for past several years, and pushing that sites adopt the HTTPS encryption. Sounds like a good plan to me, this...
  19. FrgMstr

    New Chrome Browser This Week with Lots of Great Features

    Autostart videos got you down? Yes, those sites suck, and we try our best not to link those here, and if we do we try to give you a heads up. The newest version of the Chrome browser that is due out this week will allow you to permanently mute specific websites so even when you return and the...
  20. DooKey

    Chrome Extension Pushing Out Cryptominer

    It appears that over 100K users have downloaded a Chrome extension call Archive Poster and is mining Monero whenever the browser is open. It seems like everyday there's a new cryptoming malware release and all the browsers are being hijacked one way of the other. Also, this thing has been...
  21. DooKey

    Google Says No to Third-Party Code Injection in Chrome

    Over the next 14 months Google will begin blocking third-party software from injecting code in Chrome. They plan on doing this in three phases with the final phase to take effect in January of 2019. The only vendors that will be allowed to do so after that time are Mircosoft, accessibility...
  22. noclevername

    Chrome error when trying to edit post

    Is anybody else getting this error when using chrome to edit a post. I hit edit, then more options, and then this error pops up: This page isn’t working Chrome detected unusual code on this page and blocked it to protect your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, and...
  23. R

    Google Is No Longer The Default Search Engine In Android Chrome In Russia

    Following it's agreement with the Russians Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, Chrome will now bring up a prompt for it's Russian users to choose between Yandex, Google, and Mail.ru. Sounds like a good thing to me, monopolies can be quite dangerous. Although I don't feel like this is a monopolistic...
  24. Armenius

    Chrome 57 Will Permanently Enable EME DRM Plugin

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/chrome-57-permanently-enabled-drm,33527.html The worst part is in doing so the chrome://plugins page is now disabled. WTF, Google... The next stable version of Chrome (Chrome 57) will not allow users to disable the Widevine DRM plugin anymore, therefore making...
  25. Zarathustra[H]

    Chrome 56 Quietly Added Bluetooth Snitch API

    The folks over at The Register noticed something interesting about the latest Chrome 56 release over the weekend, that seems to have gone mostly unnoticed despite Google announcing it in the video below. Webpages can now communicate with nearby Bluetooth devices using the Web Bluetooth API, and...
  26. B

    DNS issue every 10 minutes

    Hi, I'm having DNS issues on all of my devices (on my desktop, macbook, mobile, and even my Amazon Fire Stick) every 10 minutes or so. I've tried flushing DNS cache on all of the devices, resetting my cable modem and router, but nothing seems to be helping. This issue suddenly appeared a couple...
  27. badcookies

    WTB 13"-15" laptop ~$250 -mission success!-

    Hi [H]! I have a friend who's a single mom thats looking for a laptop to use at home that she can share with her kid who's going to start high school. She doesn't need new so I was hoping to find a good deal from people who can keep their electronics in better shape than the average...
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