Users of The Great Suspender extension now see a message that flags it for containing malware. The popular extension was sold to new ownership last year and has been accused of adding malware in the past.
Google will disable a RAM-reducing feature for Chrome on Windows 10 because it's been shown to slow down systems. The feature could greatly reduce RAM usage, but Chrome programmers felt it wasn't worth the tradeoff.
An annoying little quirk in Google Chrome got fixed thanks to a Microsoft engineer. The issue makes it less of a hassle to drag and drop files onto websites and will roll out to Chrome and other browsers in the future.
The new Microsoft Edge has a new set of pop-ups and warnings by Google that try to make people switch to Google Chrome. "Switch to Chrome" pop-ups appear in the new Edge on Google's search page, Google News, and Google Translate.
Microsoft and Google engineers this week displayed a much-celebrated sense of camaraderie as a Microsoft employee offered to help integrate a feature found in the new Edge browser into the open-source Chromium project.
Google hopes to make third-party cookies obsolete in the near future by introducing new standards like the Privacy Sandbox. As it does so, the company is also planning on removing support for them in its browser within the next two years.
Google is planning to gradually phase out the current implementation of user-agent strings, the metadata provided by the browser whenever you connect to a website. This includes information such as the browser you're using, your operating system, and more.