Google Proposes Changes To Chromium Browser That Will Break Content-Blocking Extensions, Including Various Ad Blockers

“Google engineers have proposed changes to the open-source Chromium browser that will break content-blocking extensions, including various ad blockers,” reports The Register. “The drafted changes will also limit the capabilities available to extension developers, ostensibly for the sake of speed and safety. Chromium forms the central core of Google Chrome, and, soon, Microsoft Edge.” From the report: In a note posted Tuesday to the Chromium bug tracker, Raymond Hill, the developer behind uBlock Origin and uMatrix, said the changes contemplated by the Manifest v3 proposal will ruin his ad and content blocking extensions, and take control of content away from users. Manifest v3 refers to the specification for browser extension manifest files, which enumerate the resources and capabilities available to browser extensions. Google’s stated rationale for making the proposed changes is to improve security, privacy and performance, and supposedly to enhance user control.

But one way Google would like to


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Digg is now owned by ad-tech company BuySellAds

Digg used to carry some major clout on the internet, but this all changed back in 2012 when the site was bought by Betaworks. Now the site has been sold again, this time to an ad-tech company. Boston-based BuySellAds has just bought Digg’s assets and its editorial and revenue teams for an undisclosed amount. The company says that it “plans to streamline Digg and build up its ad stack”, which will come as sad news for those who still cling onto a nostalgic image of what Digg used to be. See also: Warning for RSS fans — Digg Reader is… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/04/26/buysellsads-buys-major-stake-in-digg/

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