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Google Chrome 76 beta makes Flash harder to use, helps in bypassing paywalls

14 June 2019 0

Google Chrome has been receiving new changes and features via new updates. One of the major features that have been added to the browser in the past is Dark Mode. The last update Chrome 75 didn’t bring anything notable but its iteration does have some good features to note.

Adobe Flash is on the verge of its end and it will completely vanish by the end of next year. Its fate is known but Chrome 76 is taking one step further. Flash was turned off by default and restricted to only a few sites, including Amazon, Facebook, and YouTube. But with the Chrome 76, it will be disabled by default; the entire browser feature will go off by default.

Image credits: TNW

Chrome 76 is also bringing one more interesting feature and it’s about blocking the sites from tracking users when they use incognito mode so as to bypass paywalls on a website. A lot of publishers like The New York Times started using Chrome’s FileSystem API to track those who were using incognito mode to view articles and get around free article limits. But with Chrome 76 update, such publications will not be able to detect when you’re in the Incognito Mode.

Chrome 76 brings an enhancement to the Dark Mode as well. Web developers can program their sites to automatically serve up a dark version of their website when it sees your Dark Mode browser.

The stable Chrome 76 update will be released on July 30th.


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