Posts Tagged ‘canary’

Chrome’s “Clear Browsing Data” to Display Details about Deleted Data

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This feature doesn’t do much as far as protecting your privacy, but it does provide an interesting look at the types of files that your browser stores on your PC.

Google Chrome’s “clear browsing data” dialog will soon become more useful as Google has started to add information about items that get deleted by it to it. Most web browsers ship with options to delete browsing data directly from within the browser. What they all fail to reveal however is what gets removed when you use the feature. The main issue with that approach is that you may not clear a single item depending on what you are selecting which in turn means that the selected action has no impact on the browser or local storage.

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Latest Chrome Canary is Completely Broken (Aw, Snap! On All Pages)

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

When something like this happens, it’s always nice to know that I’m not the only one …

I have been running Chrome Canary as a browser on my Windows system for a long time as it provides me with a glimpse of things to come. While I don’t use the browser for anything important due to its early stage in development, I never really ran into huge issues until now when using it despite that. That changed yesterday when Chrome Canary suddenly started to display Aw, Snap!, Something went wrong while displaying this webpage on all pages open in the browser.

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On May 1, Extensions Not Hosted in Store will be Disabled for Windows Chrome Users

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

If you’re a Chrome user and you’ve installed third party extensions, get ready to see them disappear … unless you update to Chrome Dev or Canary.

Google Chrome has powerful extension support that is second only to Firefox’s in the browsing world. Up until now, Chrome users were allowed to install extensions from the official Chrome Web Store, and also from third-party sources. A third-party source in this regard is any website that is not the Chrome Web Store. This includes userscripts on Userscripts.org, or the popular Media Hint extension that enables you to bypass country restrictions on select media sites on the Internet.

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Google Improves Security of External Extension Installations Further in Chrome

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Third party extensions can be helpful sometimes, but they can also be a source of tremendous grief. It sounds like Google is taking the right steps to make sure third party extensions can’t serve as a conduit for malware.

Some call extensions the bread and butter of a browser. While I’d say that other factors play a role here as well, it is undeniable that extensions can improve the usability of a browser and browsing the Internet significantly. The popularity of extensions on the other hand has brought with it abuse of said system, usually for monetization or tracking purposes.

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