Google says the 'Help Me Write' feature can be used to either craft something new or refine an already existing text. AI 

Details of Google Chrome’s Newest AI Feature that Writes Content for Users

Google Chrome is the most basic browser thanks to Google’s original features. The now popular web browser also includes Google’s creative AI capability in the form of the Help Me Write feature. This feature is available for both Google Chrome for Mac and Windows PC starting with version M122 in English in the US. Google says that the Help Me Write feature, like many other features, uses its Gemini Large Language model to power it. This feature can be used to either create something new or refine existing text in…

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Follow these simple steps to update your Google Chrome browser and stay ahead of threats. News 

Government warns Google Chrome users of high-risk alert! Learn how to update your browser

India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a high-risk alert for Google Chrome users due to security concerns. The advisory urges immediate action to address vulnerabilities in the desktop version of the browser that could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected systems. High risk alert for Google Chrome users According to CERT-In, these vulnerabilities affect versions of Google Chrome earlier than version 122.0.6261.57 on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Due to the severity of these bugs, Google released an urgent update. The latest version…

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It was found that “multiple vulnerabilities” exist in the affected versions of Google Chrome, and that an attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities. News 

Indian Government Urges Users of Google Chrome to Update Immediately – Find Out Why

On February 21, CERT-IN, which comes under the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, issued a “serious” warning to users of Google Chrome on desktop platforms. It was found that those versions of Google Chrome have “multiple vulnerabilities” and that an attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities and potentially allow a remote attacker to “execute arbitrary code on a target system.” How are you at risk? CERT-In emphasizes that these vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome “due to Out of bounds memory access in Blink, Use after free in…

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Microsoft faced complaints from Edge users who noticed their Chrome data copied without taking their permission. Here's the reason that happened. News 

Microsoft has put an end to Edge browser’s unauthorized copying of Chrome tabs.

Microsoft recently made a big mess when the Edge browser picked up tabs from Chrome without users’ consent. The company blamed the problem on a bug that accidentally copied data from the Chrome browser. But now Microsoft has finally confirmed that the issue has been fixed, which means that the Edge browser will only pick up data from Chrome if you give it permission to do so. It all started when reports claimed Edge was duplicating some users’ Chrome tabs after they upgraded to the latest version of Windows and…

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Chrome continues to get new security features but Google is ready to push the layer and secure its users even better. News 

Google’s New Strategy to Prevent Cyberattacks on Your Computer: Here’s How It Could Be Effective

Google is building a strong fence to keep out hackers, and the latest effort involves stopping major cyberattacks from destroying your home network. The company is bringing this useful tool to Chrome users in its next update, which allows the web browser to detect potential intrusions into your network or computer and even block hacking attempts to prevent them from infecting your device with malware. So how is Google going to make this feature work even without blocking legitimate websites? According to a new report, Chrome is using a new…

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Here’s a guide on how to enable dark mode on iPhones, Androids and Windows devices for a more comfortable browsing experience. News 

Reducing Eye Strain: How to Activate Dark Mode on Chrome and YouTube

In today’s digital age where screens dominate our lives, eye strain is a constant concern. The bright white light emitted by the devices can cause eye fatigue and irritation, especially during long browsing sessions. Fortunately, popular platforms like Chrome and YouTube offer a dark mode that reduces eye strain by using dark backgrounds. However, implementing dark mode on these platforms is not always straightforward. Here’s a guide to enable dark mode on iPhones, Android phones, and Windows devices for a more comfortable browsing experience. Turn on Chrome dark mode on…

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CERT-In is back with yet another alert in the form of multiple ‘high’ risk vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome. Here's what you must know. News 

Indian Government Releases ‘High-Risk’ Security Alert for Google Chrome – Immediate Action Required

The Indian government’s Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT-In, constantly sends out alerts that warn the masses about various vulnerabilities found in consumer products – be it Android or iOS, Mac or Windows. Now it’s back with a new warning that includes several “high-risk” vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome. CVE-2024-1283 and CVE-2024-1284 are the Google Chrome vulnerabilities in question. What is the risk? Because they are risky vulnerabilities, they can be exploited by a remote attacker to “execute arbitrary code”, which is basically a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, and…

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CERT-In warns Google Chrome users of high-risk vulnerabilities, urging immediate browser update. (Pexels) News 

Government issues high severity warning, urging immediate download of Google Chrome update

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a serious warning about the vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome OS, advising users to promptly update their browsers. On February 8, 2024, CERT-In released a security note, identified as CIVN-2024-0031, emphasizing the considerable risks linked to Google Chrome OS versions prior to 114.0.5735.350 (Platform Version: 15437.90.0) on the LTS channel. The government urges individuals to download the latest Google Chrome update, which will eliminate all existing vulnerabilities. The nature of threats CERT-In recognizes that remote attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to…

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Google allows its users to change language across all its services, including the Chrome browser, on both Android and iOS devices. News 

Step-by-Step Guide: Changing Language on Google Chrome for iPhone & Android

Sometimes it can be difficult to use Google in a language other than your native language. Changing the search language of Google’s desktop and mobile browsers is easy, regardless of which language you want to use. The technology giant allows users to change the language on all its services, including the Chrome browser. Let’s see how you can add languages to Google’s browser, services or direct web pages, or change the language displayed by default. Change the language of Chrome on Android devices: Users can choose the default language for…

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Chrome users in select countries now have the option to use Gen AI features on the browser to get some tasks done. AI 

Chrome Users Will Soon Have Access to Gen AI Features

Google introduces new creative AI features in the Chrome browser – intelligently organize your tabs, create your own themes with AI, and get help sketching things out online. Since the latest release of Chrome, the company has introduced experimental creative AI features that make browsing even easier and more efficient. “You can try these new Chrome features on Mac and Windows PC in the coming days, starting in the US,” the company said. To access these features, sign in to Chrome, select Settings from the three-dot menu, and go to…

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Parent company Alphabet has changed the disclaimer in the Canary versions of Google Chrome incognito mode. (Pexels) News 

Find out if Google’s incognito mode monitors your browser activities

Just a few weeks after reaching a settlement in the $5 billion class-action case related to its tracking of user data in Google incognito mode, Google has recently made changes to its disclaimer. In 2020, Google faced a lawsuit alleging that Chrome still gathered user data, including browsing history and IP addresses, even when using incognito mode. Google argued that it had warned users about certain websites collecting data, but the judge ruled against the company, stating that it had not clearly mentioned the ongoing data collection by websites. Last…

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Google Chrome AI update: Google is bringing new AI features to its Chrome browser. Check details. (Unsplash) AI 

Google Chrome AI update introduces three major advantages: Help Me Write, Tab Organizer, and additional features.

Google Chrome is receiving an upgrade in artificial intelligence, introducing new experimental features to enhance productivity in various work-life tasks. Over the past few years, Google has been exploring AI technology, particularly evident in its Pixel smartphones. Additionally, it recently introduced Gemini, a collection of Large Language Models (LLMs) to rival OpenAI’s GPT. The tech giant, headquartered in California, has been diligently integrating AI technology into its widely-used browser, Google Chrome. Now, the AI initiative is gaining momentum as the company releases a significant update for Google Chrome, incorporating experimental…

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Chrome browser on Android already gets new security features with updates and a new one might be coming for users. News 

Android Chrome Users to Receive Major Security Feature Soon

Google is testing an important privacy feature for Chrome users on Android that mimics the level of security set for apps used on smartphones. Over the past few years, Android users have become aware of the sensors that apps are trying to use on their phones. For example, when you use Uber, the app asks for your permission to use your device’s location, microphone, and even call logs. Likewise, you have platforms like Zoom or even Google Meet that request access to your phone’s camera. These access features are now…

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After resolving the $5 billion lawsuit related to Google Chrome's incognito mode, Google has discreetly updated the disclaimer used to describe the mode. News 

What’s New in Google’s Incognito Mode Disclaimer After $5 Billion Lawsuit Settlement

Google has updated the text it uses to describe how Chrome’s incognito mode works, following the company’s recent settlement of a lawsuit alleging it illegally tracked users’ browsing activity. This development, first spotted by MSPowerUser, can be found in the new Google Chrome Canary version 122.0.6251.0. Here is the updated text for Google Chrome’s new incognito mode: “Other users of this device can’t see what you’re doing, so you can browse privately. This doesn’t change the way the websites you visit and the services they use, such as Google, collect…

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Chrome users on PC and Mac systems need to read the details of this warning from the government and do as it says. News 

Indian Government Issues Warning for Chrome Users on Windows and Mac Due to Significant Security Concern

At the beginning of the year, there will be a security warning for Chrome users, especially if you use it on a Windows PC or Mac. Government of India has issued this warning if you are using older and outdated version of Google Chrome browser on your systems. The alert has a high severity rating by India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and a date stamp of January 9. This is what the security warning says: Several vulnerabilities have been reported in Chrome that could be exploited by remote attackers…

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Alphabet's Google has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming it secretly tracked the internet use of millions of people who thought they were doing their browsing privately. News 

Google agrees to pay $5 billion in settlement for privacy lawsuit over undisclosed tracking of users through Incognito Mode.

(Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging it secretly tracked the Internet use of millions of people who thought they were browsing privately. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, Calif., halted a trial scheduled for Feb. 5, 2024, in the proposed class action on Thursday after attorneys for Google and consumers said they had reached a tentative settlement. The lawsuit demanded at least $5 billion. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the attorneys said they have agreed to binding terms through mediation…

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Safety Check also watches for bad extensions or site permissions users need to look at, and they can act on Safety Check alerts from Chrome's three-dot menu. (Unsplash) News 

The Safety Check tool of Google Chrome will now be automatically running in the background.

Google has been making efforts to enhance its security measures. In its latest update, the company’s Safety Check feature for Chrome, which includes the ability to verify if any of your saved passwords have been compromised, will now operate in the background on desktop, running automatically. According to The Verge, the constant checks could mean users are being warned about a password they should change sooner than they might have done in the past. Google also announced an upcoming feature for Chrome tab groups, including for desktop: Chrome will allow…

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If you are a Google Chrome user, you can now have better peace of mind as the browser will more proactively check for compromised passwords. News 

Background Password Checks Now Available on Google Chrome

If you’re a Google Chrome user, there’s good news: Google’s Security Check feature now runs automatically in the background to ensure online safety. This feature works by checking if any of your online passwords have been compromised. Now users can have greater peace of mind because they will be “proactively notified if passwords stored in Chrome have been compromised,” Google said. However, this feature is not limited to passwords; it also checks if the web extensions you’ve installed are malicious, if you’re using the latest Chrome build available, and even…

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Know the new changes Google Chrome for Android might soon get. From the carousel for the New Tab Page to Material You design’s dynamic color highlights, check the details here. (Pixabay) News 

Testing of carousel for New Tab Page and dynamic colors in Material You design underway for Google Chrome on Android

Google is bringing its Material You design to its Google Chrome for Android browser, following its initial introduction with Android 13. At Google I/O this year, the company revealed plans to incorporate the new thematic elements into additional applications to align with the Android 14 design standards. Currently, Google is testing two design-focused features for Chrome for Android, including a fresh carousel for the New Tab Page and dynamic color adjustments throughout the browser. These dynamic color tweaks align with Android’s latest design language. According to a report by 9to5Google,…

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If you are a Google Chrome user, by the end of 2024, you may never have to accept or reject third-party cookies. Google is planning to block them entirely. Check details. (Unsplash) News 

Google Chrome is eliminating cookies for 30 million users, providing relief for those tired of accepting them.

If you’re anything like us, you likely despise encountering a website for the first time only to be immediately bombarded with an irritating pop-up demanding your acceptance or rejection of third-party cookies before proceeding. However, there is some positive news for those who share this sentiment. Google, too, understands your frustration and intends to completely eliminate these pop-ups from Google Chrome. However, the motivation behind this decision extends beyond mere annoyance. Google believes that these pop-ups do not adequately protect your privacy and aims to introduce a superior alternative. According…

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