Category: Google Chrome
About a week ago, Google has started a unique charity project that converts opened Google Chrome user tabs into various goods:
10 tabs = 1 tree planted
10 tabs = 1 book published and donated
25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided
100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
200 tabs = 1 person’s clean water for a year
This is it.
The Beta version of Adblock Plus for Google Chrome has been just released and can be downloaded here.
As announced earlier, the following extension uses same filter engine as in Firefox Adblock Plus, delivering great ad blocking experience for Chrome users.
First person shooters are next.
As of today, it will install games without your permission. However, manual removal is possible.
With the recent release of NSS Labs Security Research Report, Google has responded with the following statement:
These sponsored tests are limited in their sole focus on socially engineered malware, while excluding vulnerabilities in plug-ins or browsers themselves. Additionally, the testing methodology isn’t available in a way that can be independently verified. Google Chrome was built with security in mind from the beginning and emphasizes protection of users from drive-by downloads and plug-in vulnerabilities — for example, we recently introduced a new security sandbox for Flash Player.
As a reminder: Google Chrome 6 blocked 3.4% of all socially engineered malware, while IE9 – 99%.
It’s all about bacon.
Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.
A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.
According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.
However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.
Now here is another neat HTML5 demo.
Google Chrome 9 Beta
Firefox 4 Beta
Safari Beta (Webkit)
It looks like Adblock Plus is coming to Google Chrome after all.
According to TechCrunch, Michael Gundlach, the author of Adblock Plus is already working on such extension.
While no release details were given, expect it sooner than later as ADP will not be written from scratch.
Developer will take AdThwart extension source code (which already uses several pieces of Adblock Plus code) and continue the progress.
Or so it seems.
NSS Labs tested 5 most popular web browsers to find out, which one of them offer the best protection against malware.
Tested web browsers
Google Chrome 6.0.472.63
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (build 8.0.7600.16385)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 pre-BETA (build 9.0.7930.16402)
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10
Opera 10.62 (build 3500)
Safari 5.0.1 (7533.17.8)