Google’s Chrome 67 allows for “password-free sign-ins” for many websites

A stable Google Chrome 67 update has been made available for Windows, MAC, and Linux operating systems. With the recent Google Chrome browser update, the web browser is now making it easier for users to return to their favorite websites and log-in without entering their information each time. Chrome 67 is the latest version of the browser just released by Google and thanks to a new standard for web technologies it can give users ease of access.

 

A report from The Verge indicates that “password-free” sign-ins (and sign-ups) have been enabled for the new Chrome browser on “most websites.” The Verge says that Mozilla Firefox was the first to adopt the Web Authentication standard which was first launched this past March. Thanks to that standard, Google was able to integrate the password-free feature onto the newest Chrome 67 version for desktop users.

 

There are some other interesting aspects being integrated into the Chrome 67 browser. One of those aspects will help to increase site isolation. This means that users operating the browser with multiple tabs open at once won’t have to worry that one site accesses data from another on their open tabs.

 

In addition, it’s been suggested that Google is looking to have other gadgets associated with the desktop browser. For example, it’s reported by Verge that Chrome will have better compatibility with virtual reality using the Generic Sensor API. This standard has been used in many VR headsets and fitness trackers that are available today.

 

As ZDNet reported, the concept behind Chrome 67 and other browsers using “password-free” methods for website sign-ins, or sign-ups, is to allow users a way to access websites using fingerprints, facial images, or USB keys to authenticate their login.

 

In addition to the previously mentioned browser updates and features, Google also has fixed a total of 34 security bugs present in the previous version of the browser. Nine of those were classified as “high-severity flaws,” with 12 considered “medium-severity.” The flaws were initially reported by external researchers to help Google make the browser more secure.

Annoying Autoplay on Google Chrome will be blocked

A new version of Google Chrome was rolled out last month that addresses the issues of autoplay videos. The version 66 which is the latest update include autoplay video alterations that stop auto-play videos from happening by default when the sound is on. Google has taken charge of these changes in a customized way for Chrome to learn the preferences of users on the sites that need to be blocked. This will prevent immediate sound blasts when you visit a relatively new site. The changes that Google are making will save the user preferences of a site that you clicked, and played videos on for future use. For example, YouTube will autoplay with sound, and if you interacted with a video site before, it will autoplay with sound.

If you are starting to use Chrome and you don’t have any kind of history browsing the internet, videos on popular websites that usually play videos with sound will autoplay . Once you begin to browse the internet, Chrome will learn your trend, and on the websites that you play media, Chrome will autoplay the media with sound and disable autoplay on sites that you do not play media. As you begin to teach Chrome, you will have to click “play” each time you want to play a video, but the new policy blocks approximately half of the autoplay that is unwanted, to make you have very few surprises when you visit a website.

The latest updates on Google follow Chrome 64 changes that allow a user to mute a site, instead of the “mute tab” that was temporary. There are additional Chrome features that targetted towards users of Windows 10. There is going to be a notification support for Windows 10, together with the full swipe gestures and precision trackpads support. These features have not yet been released, but they are currently being tested in the company’s Canary developer Chrome versions.

Shervin Pishevar Anticipates a Dark Future for the US Economy

In the year 2008, Shervin Pishevar correctly anticipated that Facebook would go through an eventual crisis. That prediction came true. It seems like he has a knack for predicting the future. He made recent forecasts about the future of the US economy in a 21 hour tweet rant that had 50 separate points about why the US economy was in such a bad state and why the stock market would go down an aggregate 6,000 points in the months ahead.

Shervin Pishevar is a well-known super angel investor. He got his start in Silicon Valley and was one of the first to invest in Uber. He helped to start Sherpa Capital, which not only invested in Uber, but was also an early investor in Airbnb and Munchery, among other companies. At the end of 2018, Shervin Pishevar used his Twitter account to announce that he would be resigning from Sherpa Capital. It wasn’t until the beginning of February that he was heard from again.

Shervin Pishevar made 50 tweets all addressing why the US economy was headed downward. In a couple of tweets, he did have some positive things to say about certain companies, like one that he founded called Virgin Hyperloop One. He also said that SpaceX, a company founded by Elon Musk, was also a moonshot that he anticipates will do well.

One of the ominous forecasts he made is about giant companies in the United States, like Amazon and Google. He says that they are monopolies that are built on a framework that will experience a possible downfall. He said that small towns are just waiting for offices from big companies to open up in their towns, but the fact that they can buy out all small businesses is not good for growth in the US economy. He said it is like when a forest burns down and makes way for new trees. He says it is just how evolution works.

Shervin Pishevar made these predictions after the stock market experienced a dramatic dip in the beginning of February 2018. He basically says that this is just the beginning and that the market will continue to go down by thousands of points in the months to come.

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Google Chrome Ad Wars

One of the most frustrating things about surfing online and visiting various sites is the number of popup ads and other ads that pop up out of the blue and make visiting certain websites a very frustrating and annoying experience. Over the last few years, the experiences with pop up ads and other types of ads has escalated to a frightening point. Enter Google to the rescue. Google recently announced that Google Chrome will stop showing certain annoying ads, even the one’s that were produced or served by Google. Only time will tell if this is true.

The Date Is Set
For a long time, Google was kind of sketchy about the date that the Google Chrome Ad-Blocker would go into effect. However, they recently revealed that the date is set for February 15, 2018. The real deal is that Google is going to remotely transform Chrome Browsers into automatic ad blocking machines for their users. However, the word is that this is a function that will only be available to a select few users.

Banned Ads
Those that have been on the Internet for a decade or longer, probably remember the early ads that seriously interfered with browsing a website. Flashing banner ads would pop up along with irritating sounds and full page ads that would not go away, unless the visitor clicked on the ad. The Better Ads Program changed that through the development of a set of standards that must be followed by those producing or distributing ads online. Now, Google is stepping up the game too. Google Chrome will remove all ads that violate The Better Ads Program Standards. This is something to watch. Pulling ads will certainly diminish ad profits for violators.

A Better Ad Blocker
Google’s Chrome Ad Blocker is thought to be a better ad blocker. It is thought that other third party ad blockers block all ads, even those that are not violating ad rules and regulations. The Google Chrome Ad Blocker is able to differentiate between violators and non-violators.