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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…

Improving privacy and security on the web

May 7th, 2019

In 2008, we launched Chrome with the goal of building a speedy, simple, secure and stable web for everyone, everywhere. Ten years later, user experience is still at the core of everything we do. We’ve received consistent feedback from our users about the importance of transparency, choice and control when it comes to data privacy…

Chrome 75 Beta: low latency canvas contexts, sharing files, and numeric separators

May 2nd, 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 75 is beta as of May 2, 2019. Hint for low latency canvas contexts…

Data Saver is now Lite mode

April 23rd, 2019

Since we introduced Data Saver in Chrome, we’ve reduced users’ data usage by up to 60 percent. But now, the feature is expanding to provide more benefits in addition to data savings. Pages will now load faster, in some cases considerably faster, and use less memory. This is why starting today, we will be renaming…

Debugging Websites in Chrome for iOS

March 25th, 2019

Debugging web pages displayed in Chrome for iOS has always required building the project from source because the release version of WKWebView does not support Safari Remote Debugging. To help bridge the gap of missing developer support, we added the chrome://inspect page in M73 to locally view JavaScript logs. While building Chrome for iOS from…

Chrome 74 beta: reducing unwanted motion, private class fields, and feature policy API

March 22nd, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Android WebView, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 74 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 74 is beta as of March 22, 2019. CSS prefers-reduced-motion media query Some users have reported getting motion…

Chrome Lite Pages – For a faster, leaner loading experience

March 12th, 2019

Browsing the web with poor connectivity can be a frustrating, slow, and expensive experience. Chrome on Android’s Data Saver feature helps by automatically optimizing web pages to make them load faster. When users are facing network or data constraints, Data Saver may reduce data use by up to 90% and load pages two times faster,…

Chrome 73 Beta: Constructable stylesheets, a new RegExp function, and passive mouse events

February 8th, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 73 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 73 is beta as of February 8, 2019. Constructable stylesheets It’s long been possible to dynamically create a stylesheet by…