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Google Chrome will warn you before you fall for a phone subscription scam

Found yourself subscribed to a shady ringtone service? Even though it’s 2018? Google Chrome will soon stop you from falling into that trap. In an upcoming version of Chrome, the browser will throw up a warning page when it suspects users could be unwittingly subscribed to a direct billing scam, leaving them with unexpected charges...CONTINUE READING

Chrome 70 will let you opt-out of Google’s controversial automatic sign-in feature

We can all breathe easy now. Google says it will let users of its Chrome web browser opt-out of the controversial automatic login feature that debuted earlier this month. Chrome had historically let users decide whether they wanted to log into the browser while using it across devices, saving them precious seconds while jumping between...CONTINUE READING

Google Chrome’s new protection against Meltdown and Spectre bugs will slow your computer down

Good news! Google has added new safeguards to its Chrome web browser to protect you from the critical Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities discovered in January. The bad news: Chrome is now an even bigger memory (RAM) hog than before. So if your computer’s already feeling the performance pinch because it doesn’t have a bountiful...CONTINUE READING

Welp, Google is pausing its autoplay blocking feature

Google has been hyping its new autoplay-blocking feature for months. But it turns out the feature isn’t quite ready for primetime.  The search giant has quietly disabled Chrome’s autoplay-blocking feature for videos using the Web Audio API, which includes many online games.  SEE ALSO: 9 great Chromebooks you can buy in 2018 Previously, Chrome would,...CONTINUE READING

Chrome, hero that it is, will start automatically muting autoplay videos

Google’s war on autoplaying videos in Chrome continues.  Chrome 64, released in December, gave users the ability to mute annoying autoplay videos on an entire site, not just one page. Chrome 66 is the next step. SEE ALSO: Google Chrome’s latest experiment lets your write songs in your browser Now, Chrome will more aggressively block...CONTINUE READING

Firefox’s Quantum update will block websites from tracking you 24/7

Mozilla’s speedy Firefox Quantum browser hit the ground running when it rolled out in November.  On Tuesday, Mozilla released an update to the browser, called Firefox 58. Its most significant feature: 24/7 tracking protection.   SEE ALSO: Firefox users lose trust in Mozilla after a ‘Mr. Robot’ promo went horribly wrong The Firefox browser was...CONTINUE READING
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