More Chrome users now see the annoying Bing promotion

Recently, users of Windows 10/11 who use Google Chrome have reported seeing pop-up ads promoting Bing on the right side of their browsers. While some initially thought it was malware, it was actually part of a new Microsoft campaign. Now the company is rolling out it to more languages and regions.

How to disable the new bold font in Chrome 124

After updating Google Chrome to version 124, you could already noticed changes in font rendering. The font used in tab titles, menus, bookmarks, and some other interface elements has become bold and a bit blurry on some devices. While you can tolerate the bold font, you won't be happy to see the blurry captions. Thankfully, it is easy to fix this issue.

Chrome 124 improves font rendering, bookmarks, and password manager

Google developers have published the release of Chrome browser version 124. To comply with EU DMA law, it now shows a page to set your default search engine. It has also introduced support for saving bookmarks in Android and encapsulating keys using a quantum-resistant algorithm in Windows, macOS and Linux. Here are the details.

Google Chrome 123 removes Theora support, adds zstd compression for HTTPS

Google Chrome 123 is available in the stable branch, and comes with several changes, new features and improvements. As mentioned in the title, it completely removes the Theora codec. The new tab page now allows opening tabs from other devices with one click. The browser now supports the Zstandard (zstd) compression algorithm, in addition to t gzip, brotli and deflate algorithms for content download. For a small percentage of US users it brings up a few AI-powered features like automatic tab organizer. And much more.

New Bing pop-up ads in Chrome try to trick you into changing your default search

Microsoft has updated the server part of its services and added two files BCILauncher.EXE and BingChatInstaller.EXE to Windows 11/10 to show Bing pop-up ads to Google Chrome users on Windows 10/11. Some users may accidentally set Bing as their default search engine in Chrome after receiving the notification, as it requires an interaction.

Google Chrome will soon allow installing any website as a desktop application

To allow the "Install page as app" option for any website, you can now enable two flags in Chrome Canary. An X user has brought to light this upcoming feature of the Chrome 124 browser. It will allow users to install any web page as a desktop application.

This new Google Chrome feature will block attacks on home networks

Google is currently testing a new feature aimed at protecting users on private networks from attacks originating from malicious public websites. This feature, called "Private network access checks for navigation requests," will be available in the upcoming Google Chrome 123 browser, initally in a "warning only" mode.

Chrome is testing automatic micropayments for site monetization

Google Chrome developers are reportedly working on automatic micropayments for site monetization (Web Monetization), which will allow you to automatically pay to site owners for viewing their content. The transactions are assumed to be quiet and done without a confirmation from the user. Google considers this as a good alternative to ads on websites.

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