ZDNet: NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome. “Starting today, the NoScript Firefox extension, a popular tool for privacy-focused users, is also available for Google Chrome, Giorgio Maone, NoScript’s author, has told ZDNet.”
New Zealand Herald: NZ tech company discovers major Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox bug. “Aura, a government-owned tech company, has discovered what it is calling a ‘very big’ software flaw in the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. The bug allows a user’s private photos and sensitive documents such as passports, driver licenses and other identifying content to be uploaded to websites, and to be obtained by malicious hackers.” Apparently the bug has been fixed.
Mashable: Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo is now part of Google Chrome’s search engine options. “Google has made a curious addition to its Chrome browser. With the release of Chrome 73, the browser has added the pro-privacy DuckDuckGo to its suite of default search engines, alongside Google, Yahoo, and Bing.”
BetaNews: New Google extension for Chrome filters out toxic comments. “Tune is a brand new Chrome add-on from Jigsaw, one of Google’s sister companies, that aims to use AI to spot toxic comments and give users the ability to ‘turn down the volume’ on them.”
BetaNews: Google recommends upgrading to Windows 10 to avoid unpatched Windows 7 zero-day that’s being actively exploited. “Google is warning users of Windows 7 that they are at risk from a privilege escalation zero-day bug — and the advice is to upgrade to Windows 10 as there is no patch currently available for the actively exploited vulnerability. The problem stems from two vulnerabilities being exploited in combination — one in Chrome, and one in Windows.”
Naked Security: Serious Chrome zero-day – Google says update “right this minute”. “We’re not big Chrome fans – we’ve always thought that Firefox is better in both form and function, to be honest – but we have Chrome installed at the moment and can tell you that the version you want is 72.0.3626.121, released at the start of March 2019.”
The Verge: Why I chose Brave as my Chrome browser replacement. “Readers of this august website may recall that a year ago, I lauded Firefox and its progress toward becoming a genuine alternative to Google’s dominant Chrome browser. As much as I liked where Firefox was going, however, I couldn’t stick with it over the long term. It wasn’t compatible with everything the way Chrome was, its extensions were different, and, for my way of using a browser, it was slower and less responsive. So I returned to Chrome after a few weeks of Firefox, but the urge to decouple my browsing habits from Google remained.”