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Chrome 77 Beta: New performance metrics, new form capabilities, capabilities in origin trials and more

August 9th, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 77 is beta as of August 8, 2019. New Performance Metrics Largest Contentful Paint It…

Project Strobe: Updates to Our User Data Policy

July 23rd, 2019

On May 30, Google announced the next iteration of Project Strobe, a root-and-branch review of third-party developer access to user data. This announcement included the following two updates to our User Data Policy: We’re requiring extensions to only request access to the least amount of data. While this has previously been encouraged of developers, now…

Easier Payments with Chrome

July 2nd, 2019

People have high expectations for their shopping experience on the web — whether booking a vacation or buying tickets to a hot concert before they’re gone. They want a fast, seamless, and safe experience that works across all their devices. That’s why today we are making payments in Chrome more convenient: When you’re signed into…

WebAssembly brings Google Earth to more browsers

June 20th, 2019

About 14 years ago, Google Earth gave users a rush of excitement by allowing them to  zoom right in on their childhood homes. But that could happen only once they downloaded and installed the application. Earth was released as a native application because rendering the whole world in real time required advanced technologies that weren’t…

New Chrome Protections from Deception

June 18th, 2019

Chrome was built with security in mind from the very beginning. Today we’re launching two new features to help protect users from deceptive websites. The Suspicious Site Reporter Extension will improve security for Chrome users by giving power users an easy way to report suspicious sites to Google Safe Browsing. We’re also launching a new…

Chrome 76 Beta: dark mode, payments, new PWA features and more

June 13th, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Find more information about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 76 is beta as of June 13, 2019. Dark mode Many operating systems now…

Web Request and Declarative Net Request: Explaining the impact on Extensions in Manifest V3

June 12th, 2019

The Story So Far As part of an effort to increase user security and privacy, Chrome is planning a number of changes to the extensions platform. We announced some of these changes last October, and have provided additional context on them today. These changes to the platform are being implemented as part of Manifest V3…

Taking Action on Deceptive Installation Tactics

May 30th, 2019

Privacy, security and transparency are at the forefront of all the work we do on Chrome. In October, we announced changes aimed at ensuring Chrome extensions are trustworthy by default, but the work doesn’t end there. As part of our commitment to transparency, we are announcing a new policy targeting deceptive installation tactics for extensions…

Weekly Platform News: Mozilla WebThings, Internet Explorer mode, GraphQL

May 24th, 2019

Šime posts regular content for web developers on webplatform.news. Mozilla WebThings provides complete privacy for user data If you, like many we surveyed, are also concerned about the security & privacy of you smart home check out @MozillaIoT‘s decentralized, open source solution for keeping your smarthome devices at bay—or learn more dropping by our Bay…

Google I/O 2019: What’s new with Chrome and the Web

May 8th, 2019

The web celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, and what an amazing three decades they have been. We’ve seen the platform go from powering simple hypertext documents, to one that enables rich, immersive, and dynamic experiences that are at the forefront of design. Looking forward, the world’s needs continue to evolve, and that motivates us…