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Experimenting with same-provider DNS-over-HTTPS upgrade

September 10th, 2019

As part of  our long-standing commitment to making the web safer to use, we will be conducting an experiment to validate our implementation of DNS-over-HTTPS (aka DoH) in Chrome 78. As the name implies, the idea is to bring the key security and privacy benefits of HTTPS to DNS, which is how your browser is…

Firefox blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers

September 4th, 2019

This is super interesting stuff from Mozilla: the most recent update of Firefox will now block cryptominers and third-party tracking scripts by default. In the press release they write: For today’s release, Enhanced Tracking Protection will automatically be turned on by default for all users worldwide as part of the ‘Standard’ setting in the Firefox…

Potential uses for the Privacy Sandbox

August 22nd, 2019

Today on The Keyword, we outlined our vision for an initiative aimed at evolving the web with architecture that advances privacy, while continuing to support a free and open ecosystem. In order to work toward that vision, we have begun publishing a series of explainers that are intended to be shared and iterated on across…

Chrome Dev Summit is now open for registration!

August 20th, 2019

We’re excited to announce that registration for the seventh Chrome Dev Summit is now open and you can request your invite here today! During the Summit, we will share our vision for and updates on our work towards moving the web platform forward and of course, have a bit of fun. ‘Cuz what’s Chrome Dev…

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…