Chrome 76 has launched, and with it a whole new set of features aimed at privacy.
The internet and privacy are seemingly intertwined these days. All we hear over and over is there was a hack somewhere, and data has been stolen. Users want to protect their data and their identities as much as possible. With Chrome 76, Google has made it safer for people to surf the web.
In previous Chrome versions, there’s a loophole that allows websites to check if users are browsing in Incognito Mode. Incognito Mode, for those who aren’t familiar, disables browsing history and the web cache. This action, however, will prevent local data from being stored. Chrome 76 has fixed the aforementioned loophole. Sites that use paywalls will now be unable to detect if Incognito Mode is being used.
Google has had it in for Flash for some time, and Chrome 76 has only made is more apparent. Another new feature makes it so users must choose to activate Flash with every visit. The browser will no longer remember a previous selection and save the preference for later.
Dark Mode is a very underrated but highly desirable feature. Developers will now have the option of coding their pages to default to dark themes. Users can choose their preference, just like on their mobile devices. Dark Mode helps tremendously with eye strain and can even prolong battery life.
For years, pushing the escape button would take users out of full screen. There are sites around the vast web that have taken advantage of this and recoded their pages. If a user pushed ESC, it would cause a pop-up ad to rear its ugly head. Chrome 76 has fixed this issue, allowing users to trust their beloved ESC button once again.
Overall, Google has made significant improvements with its Chrome 76 browser with a focus on its users. The browser is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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