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Google Chrome 65 released, includes tab-under blocking

Published 3/7/2018 by IanDorfman

Google has started to roll out the latest version of its Chrome web browser. Desktop users can immediately update to it by going to chrome://settings/help in their browsers. Android users will receive it over the course of Google's gradual roll out.

Arguably the most noteworthy feature that Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome 65 introduces is built-in tab-under blocking. Tab-under pages are usually utilized by malicious sites and spammers to load pages users don't expect when clicking on links. Chrome 65 also supports transport layer security (TLS) version 1.3 draft-23.

Included are 45 bug fixes and security enhancements, according to the official Chrome Releases blog post. Our friends at Small gHacks icongHacks put together a neat list of the most notable changes in this latest release of Google's flagship web browser.

  • Add chrome://flags#enable-webauthentication to enable support for PublicKeyCredentials in CredentialManager
  • Add chrome://flags/#ignore-previews-blacklist to "ignore decisions made by the PreviewsBlackList.
  • Add chrome://flags/#show-autofill-type-predictions to show autofill predictions.
  • Add chrome://enable-downloads-location-change to change the downloads location on Android.
  • Disable fullscreen for mixed content pages on iOS.
  • Removed compact translate UI flag.
  • The Network Panel displays previews for all HTML responses (again)

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