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Safari’s ITP lead on Chrome’s tracking prevention: It ‘has a long way to go’

John Wilander, Apple Webkit engineer and architect of Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) solution, said Wednesday that Chrome’s new approach to privacy and cookie handling will do little to stop trackers. Google announced Tuesday that it is changing the way its Chrome browser handles third-party cookies and will more aggressively aim to limit fingerprinting. It will …

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Google’s Chrome will change cross-site cookie handling, ‘aggressively’ tackle fingerprinting

As expected, Google announced coming changes to the way its Chrome browser handles cookies and addresses fingerprinting on Tuesday at its annual I/O developer conference. New tools in Chrome will allow users to block or clear third-party cookies more easily, Google said. The company also announced a browser extension that will show more information about …

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Google won’t block ad blockers after all

Last month Google was set to move forward with a change that would have disabled most blocking and content filtering capabilities of Chrome extensions by deprecating the webRequest API. The stated rationale was improved privacy, security and page load times. Now Google has reversed itself, after developer objections and a study that seemed to contradict one of …

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Google Chrome API changes may disable most ad blockers

According to multiple reports, Google is readying changes to Chromium, which is the software behind the Chrome browser and soon Microsoft Edge. The discussion and issues are relatively technical and apply to Chrome extensions generally; however, one practical impact would be to disable most ad blockers. Why Google has proposed the change. Google first discussed …

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Google Chrome’s filtering of ‘annoying’ ads will apply to sites worldwide starting in July

The 12 ad formats deemed particularly annoying based on the Coalition for Better Ads survey data. Source: Coalition for Better Ads Nearly a year ago, Google’s Chrome web browser began to roll out the ability to block, or filter, ads on publisher websites in North America and Europe that don’t meet the Better Ads Standards. …

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Google now allows its Chrome browser to remove all ads from ‘abusive’ sites

Out this week, Google’s latest Chrome browser now has more muscle to battle annoying online advertising. Version 71 — for Windows, Mac and Linux — adds the ability for Chrome to detect websites with deceptive or overly-aggressive ad techniques, and block their ads. Such sites, presenting what Google calls “abusive experiences,” will be blacklisted by …

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