Microsoft makes Windows Defender anti-phishing plugin available for Chrome

Google originally promised to deliver the update as part of version 64 of Chrome back in September, but delayed until now, the feature will stop any video that is set to autoplay with sound from doing so on sites where the video is not the primary goal. While this feature automatically prevents sounds from playing by default, it also gives users the option of playing sounds from autoplay videos, Techcrunch reports. That is so because Google has enforced some new policies on when media can autoplay. That update, Chrome 64, allowed users to mute certain sites and reminder ads permanently. Strict Site Isolation was one of the security features that lowered the risk of the Spectre CPU vulnerability in early January. The update is now available for Mac, desktop and iOS users.

The bitter browser war between Microsoft and Google is still in full swing.

Back in 2014, developers of Google Chrome promised this kind of integration with VR headsets.

Nowadays, advertisers have started focusing on video contents more rather than sticking to the banner ads and other advertisements.

It goes without saying that for parents to set things up they will need to make sure that the Family Link app is installed on the Chromebook they want to monitor and manage.

"My advice to advertisers and creatives would be to watch your video on mute and question if the message is clear".

Of course, the update is quite useful for everyone.

The most major change is to the auto-play functionality for videos. However, it doesn't stop the audio from YouTube.

Google has some exciting news. Most insiders pointed out that the Oculus Rift support for the desktop version of the browser came as a surprise. At the time Crostini was discovered in beta channels, it appeared that the feature was being targeted for release with Chrome OS 66, which has a tentative release date of April 24th.

  • Arturo Norris