Google Chrome changes could 'destroy' ad-blockers

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Google Chrome changes could 'destroy' ad-blockers

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Just a proposal at this point but, wow, if Google wants to see Firefox's market share soar they are on the right track.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46988319 :worriedfrown:
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rumour has it they're worried about their ad revenue, so this might be an attempt to keep the party going

let's face it, if their ad revenue takes a drop they don't have many options
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:shrug: I already used Firefox
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I don't even have chrome bumpers on my vehicle .
I won't miss the changes.

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I use Chrome for Netflix, Amazon Video and Youtube because Chrome does have better video playback than Firefox and it is more convenient to have Chrome live on my big screen and FF on my main screen.
But I use FF for all my regular surfing.
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Pariah wrote: I use Chrome for Netflix, Amazon Video and Youtube because Chrome does have better video playback than Firefox and it is more convenient to have Chrome live on my big screen and FF on my main screen.
But I use FF for all my regular surfing.


I use Chrome for watching CBS, for pretty much the same reason. Plus I do not have my Chrome as locked down as FF.
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arkayn wrote:
Pariah wrote: I use Chrome for Netflix, Amazon Video and Youtube because Chrome does have better video playback than Firefox and it is more convenient to have Chrome live on my big screen and FF on my main screen.
But I use FF for all my regular surfing.


I use Chrome for watching CBS, for pretty much the same reason. Plus I do not have my Chrome as locked down as FF.

Same here. To me Chrome is just a media player.
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Like I said before I don't really do videos (my partial deafness usually means that I usually can't follow conversations in real time unless there's subtitles) so I had no reason to install Chrome. Google has been a dick about it, as Edge developers have complained that they found Google deliberately breaks Youtube and other sites in other browsers by adding a hidden iFrame that does nothing but confuse the browser.
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I use Chrome for Facebook, because I trust neither Google nor Facebook, so I like to keep them happy together in their own little world, separate from my normal browsing.

I mostly use Safari.
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Betonhaus wrote: Like I said before I don't really do videos (my partial deafness usually means that I usually can't follow conversations in real time unless there's subtitles) so I had no reason to install Chrome. Google has been a dick about it, as Edge developers have complained that they found Google deliberately breaks Youtube and other sites in other browsers by adding a hidden iFrame that does nothing but confuse the browser.

Netflix and Amazon have good subs. I have damaged hearing too and the subs really help.
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If Google does this then Chrome will lost its dominant position just like the other formerly-dominant browsers have.
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Pariah wrote:
Betonhaus wrote: Like I said before I don't really do videos (my partial deafness usually means that I usually can't follow conversations in real time unless there's subtitles) so I had no reason to install Chrome. Google has been a dick about it, as Edge developers have complained that they found Google deliberately breaks Youtube and other sites in other browsers by adding a hidden iFrame that does nothing but confuse the browser.

Netflix and Amazon have good subs. I have damaged hearing too and the subs really help.

I use the Netflix app, and I only watch prime for a couple shows so I watch it ont he Xbox. The app is stupid, as the default subtitle language is either German or another language that's first alphabetically.
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"Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers".

Strictly speaking ad-blocking extensions DO have the effect of making web pages take longer to download--in the most extreme cases as much as 30 times longer compared to Chrome without such extensions--but programmers for ad-blocking Ghostery showed that even those longest delays amounted to as much as hundredths of a second and most delays were in the range of fractions of a millisecond.

On the other hand, Ghostery has contended it is the behavior of things like tracking scripts employed by many companies like Google AND blocked by Ghostery that can delay the full download of web pages by many seconds.
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in regards to the internet.....

sometimes you just really do not need to go there.

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macnuke wrote: in regards to the internet.....

sometimes you just really do not need to go there.


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Betonhaus wrote:
Pariah wrote:
Betonhaus wrote: Like I said before I don't really do videos (my partial deafness usually means that I usually can't follow conversations in real time unless there's subtitles) so I had no reason to install Chrome. Google has been a dick about it, as Edge developers have complained that they found Google deliberately breaks Youtube and other sites in other browsers by adding a hidden iFrame that does nothing but confuse the browser.

Netflix and Amazon have good subs. I have damaged hearing too and the subs really help.

I use the Netflix app, and I only watch prime for a couple shows so I watch it ont he Xbox. The app is stupid, as the default subtitle language is either German or another language that's first alphabetically.

I wouldn't know. I don't use apps, I use a computer and watch everything in a desktop browser.
I have never seen any evidence that there is any difference between Youtube on Chrome vs Firefox.
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Pariah wrote:
Betonhaus wrote:
Pariah wrote:
Betonhaus wrote: Like I said before I don't really do videos (my partial deafness usually means that I usually can't follow conversations in real time unless there's subtitles) so I had no reason to install Chrome. Google has been a dick about it, as Edge developers have complained that they found Google deliberately breaks Youtube and other sites in other browsers by adding a hidden iFrame that does nothing but confuse the browser.

Netflix and Amazon have good subs. I have damaged hearing too and the subs really help.

I use the Netflix app, and I only watch prime for a couple shows so I watch it ont he Xbox. The app is stupid, as the default subtitle language is either German or another language that's first alphabetically.

I wouldn't know. I don't use apps, I use a computer and watch everything in a desktop browser.
I have never seen any evidence that there is any difference between Youtube on Chrome vs Firefox.

chrome eats memory. period.

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macnuke wrote:
Pariah wrote:
Betonhaus wrote:
Pariah wrote:
Betonhaus wrote: Like I said before I don't really do videos (my partial deafness usually means that I usually can't follow conversations in real time unless there's subtitles) so I had no reason to install Chrome. Google has been a dick about it, as Edge developers have complained that they found Google deliberately breaks Youtube and other sites in other browsers by adding a hidden iFrame that does nothing but confuse the browser.

Netflix and Amazon have good subs. I have damaged hearing too and the subs really help.

I use the Netflix app, and I only watch prime for a couple shows so I watch it ont he Xbox. The app is stupid, as the default subtitle language is either German or another language that's first alphabetically.

I wouldn't know. I don't use apps, I use a computer and watch everything in a desktop browser.
I have never seen any evidence that there is any difference between Youtube on Chrome vs Firefox.

chrome eats memory. period.

To be fair so does FF if you set it up the way I do by letting FF run 8 processes at a time. I don't think Chrome has a limit on the number of processes it will spawn.
The way I use FF it is not uncommon for it to be using 6+GB of ram which I don't mind because I have plenty.
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