Ubergizmo: Chrome Will Soon Stop Supporting FTP Connections. “We’re not sure how many of you might remember, but back in the day, FTP servers were a popular way to host files online as well as to download them. These days, file hosting and downloading is done in a completely different manner, which is why it’s not surprising that Google has ultimately decided that they will soon stop supporting FTP connections in Chrome.”
Neowin: Chrome OS 76 brings virtual desktops and improved media controls. “Google this Wednesday pushed Chrome OS 76 to the stable channel, making it widely available to Chromebook owners. The new update brings with it improved media controls, accessibility features, Google account management and, most interestingly, virtual desktop capability.”
CNET: Stop drowning in browser tabs with this Google Chrome trick. “Google’s new tab-grouping feature for the Chrome browser on desktop just might be the answer to your prayers. If you’re one of those people who always has 25 tabs open on one screen, the new tool will organize them so you’re not clicking through tabs like a mad person trying to find that email you opened five minutes ago.”
Neowin: Google’s Advanced Protection Program now scans for risky downloads in Chrome. “Google announced today that it is expanding the capabilities of its Advanced Protection Program (APP) to provide users with protection against malware across the internet. The program was first launched in 2017 with the goal of securing a user’s personal Google account from cyber attacks.” But apparently you have to turn on sync?
The Register: Googlers hate it! This one weird trick lets websites dodge Chrome 76’s defenses, detect you’re in Incognito mode . “A week ago, Google released Chrome 76, which included a change intended to prevent websites from detecting when browser users have activated Incognito mode. Unfortunately, the web giant’s fix opened another hole elsewhere. It enabled a timing attack that can be used to infer when people are using Incognito mode.”
ComputerWorld: Google’s Chrome 76 arrives, blocking Flash in its entirety and stealthing incognito mode. “Google Chrome 76 takes the process of eliminating Flash a step further: instead of simply blocking Flash objects, Flash simply isn’t allowed to load. You can still turn it on via the settings menu, though each site must explicitly be given permission to run Flash. By the end of 2020, Flash should be removed entirely by Chrome, according to the Chromium roadmap.”
How-To Geek: How to Create, View, and Edit Bookmarks in Google Chrome. “Bookmarks in Google Chrome save a link to a website you want to return to later, much like when you put a bookmark in a book. Here are several ways you can create, view, and edit your Bookmarks.” Basic but a well-documented basic.