Friday, January 25, 2019

People Are Mad That Google Chrome May Kill Ad Blockers

Google is doing this FOR YOU. Riiiight. 😏

Google has proposed changes to Chromium, the open source engine used in its Chrome browser, that could effectively kill ad blockers as we know them today. That isn't the stated reason for the changes, of course. Google says it wants to make Chrome extensions more secure, better defend user privacy and ensure page load times aren't increased by unruly extensions. But some are arguing the move could be more detrimental than that.