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Google rolls security update for Chrome, fixes zero-day exploit in V8 JavaScript engine
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Google rolls security update for Chrome, fixes zero-day exploit in V8 JavaScript engine

Google says that the Stable channel has been updated to 91.0.4472.164 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.

Google delays blocking of third-part cookies on Chrome web browser until late 2023
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Google delays blocking of third-part cookies on Chrome web browser until late 2023

Google aims to have the new technology available by the end of 2022 for developers to start adopting.

Kaspersky reports that highly targeted attacks are using Microsoft Windows and Chrome zero-days
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Kaspersky reports that highly targeted attacks are using Microsoft Windows and Chrome zero-days

Kaspersky confirms that as a part of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has finally patched both attacks.

Google offers UK regulators role in phasing out ad-tracking tech from Chrome browser
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Google offers UK regulators role in phasing out ad-tracking tech from Chrome browser

The UK competition watchdog has been investigating Google’s proposals to remove so-called third-party cookies over concerns they would undermine digital ad competition.

Google Chrome can now help change your weak password with a single tap: Here’s how
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Google Chrome can now help change your weak password with a single tap: Here’s how

A new feature of Google’s password manager will warn users of compromised passwords and help change it quickly.

Google Chrome's latest update relocates recently closed tabs history to search tab
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Google Chrome's latest update relocates recently closed tabs history to search tab

The newly relocated tab history feature will be included with the latest version of Chrome Canary.

Google Chrome for Android will now allow users to see a ‘Preview Page’ before opening the link: Report
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Google Chrome for Android will now allow users to see a ‘Preview Page’ before opening the link: Report

The new feature will enable users to make a judgment about the page without adding to the already existing group of tabs.

Google phases out ad-tracking tech from Chrome browser, says won't develop new ways to follow users
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Google phases out ad-tracking tech from Chrome browser, says won't develop new ways to follow users

Google has also announced that it won’t replace third-party cookies with another way of tracking individuals.

Google might soon introduce 'Face or Touch ID' lock for Incognito tabs: Report
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Google might soon introduce 'Face or Touch ID' lock for Incognito tabs: Report

According to Google, this is a way to add more security as one multitasks across apps.

Google starts rolling out a tab grouping layout in Chrome for Android users
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Google starts rolling out a tab grouping layout in Chrome for Android users

Users will now be able to drag and drop one tab on another in order to form groups.

Google says it's making progress in its plans to remove third-party cookies from Chrome browser
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Google says it's making progress in its plans to remove third-party cookies from Chrome browser

Third-party cookies have been a longtime source of privacy concerns and Google said a year ago that it would do away with them.

Google Chrome extensions to have limited data access, be more private and secure from 2021
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Google Chrome extensions to have limited data access, be more private and secure from 2021

Starting in 2021, users will get to determine which websites the extension can access when they browse the web, instead of letting the extension decide.

Google, Microsoft working on dark mode update for Chrome to deliver a complete dark experience
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Google, Microsoft working on dark mode update for Chrome to deliver a complete dark experience

The upcoming update will introduce a dark theme to more elements including the scrollbars.

Google updates Chrome with improved tab management, URL sharing, QR codes and more
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Google updates Chrome with improved tab management, URL sharing, QR codes and more

Soon users will be able to fill out PDF forms and save them with their inputs, directly from Chrome.

Google Chrome’s Dino game gets modifications, new swords, weapons, tank and chopper
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Google Chrome’s Dino game gets modifications, new swords, weapons, tank and chopper

The 2D T-rex now has 26 weapons to choose from (including a helicopter and a tank) to wreak havoc.

Google announces that Chrome apps will continue working on Mac, Windows and Linux till 2021
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Google announces that Chrome apps will continue working on Mac, Windows and Linux till 2021

In June 2022, the Chrome Web Store will stop accepting new as well as updated 'private and unlisted' Chrome apps.

Google Chrome updates lazy-loading feature to reduce image quality threshold and save data
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Google Chrome updates lazy-loading feature to reduce image quality threshold and save data

The changes have been backported till Chrome 79, so the users of older versions can also access the feature.

Several Gmail users report they are facing issues using the Mail app in Windows 10
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Several Gmail users report they are facing issues using the Mail app in Windows 10

Some have attributes the issue to the May update of the app, which likely broke an element of Gmail integration.

Google Chrome extension that was spying on users was reportedly downloaded 32 million times
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Google Chrome extension that was spying on users was reportedly downloaded 32 million times

Awake said the developers supplied fake contact information when they submitted the extensions to Google.

Microsoft and Google team up to make Windows Spellcheck for Chrome and Edge
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Microsoft and Google team up to make Windows Spellcheck for Chrome and Edge

Microsoft announced that the new spellcheck experience will be made available to the users of Windows 8.1 and above.