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Google Chrome can indefinitely silence specific websites

By Greg S ยท 8 replies
Jan 25, 2018
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  1. The Chrome team has rolled out version 64.0.3282.119 of Google Chrome to put an end to annoying autoplay videos once and for all. Websites will be able to be muted permanently to prevent unwanted audio from blasting through your speakers.

    In addition to site muting, full HDR support will be available for Windows users running the latest Fall Creators Update. Although few enthusiasts actually own HDR capable monitors, those using 4K TVs as a monitor may be able to benefit from this addition.

    In light of the recent Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, Chrome 64 also provides additional security measures. SharedArrayBuffer is being disabled to help prevent either exploit from being possible. In total, there are 53 security patches that are being implemented, of which 23 were contributed by third-party researchers.

    Nearly $25,000 worth of bug bounty payouts have helped secure the latest version of Chrome. Out of the notable bug fixes, URL spoofing in the address bar has been better prevented. A buffer overflow in WebGL that allowed remote code execution has been patched. Developer tools are now properly isolated from extensions to prevent abuse.

    Other changes mainly consist of crash prevention methods and fixing stability issues with specific applications. A full list of all changes made can be found in the Chromium change log.

    Get the latest version of Google Chrome from our downloads section.

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,919   +1,430

    I wonder if this will work with YouTube?
     
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  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,934   +1,247

    Seems to work....so far. The worst website I frequent for auto-play videos is ESPN. Updated Google to this new version, went to ESPN and clicked on a number of articles and no auto-play.
     
  4. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,504   +633

    CNN is pretty bad too. Perma-Mute! I like it... Now I can read my libberish in peace.
     
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  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,769   +175

    I still say I have the right too choose what I want to see on my browser. Chrome is primary but I have other browsers that uses chrome engine without the restrictions. We are all free to browse isn't that what the internet was always about. Sounds blasting well lower your sound systems or speakers would null that issue. LOL
     
  6. SpatulaCity

    SpatulaCity TS Rookie

    Didn't seem to stop autoplay video running on forbes.com articles.
     
  7. Potato Judge

    Potato Judge TS Booster Posts: 143   +65

    Thanks for this. I found out that I was running a very old version somehow.
     
  8. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 986   +508

    I can't wait for this to trickle down to the Chrome offshoots like Vivaldi - going to mute the Twitch homepage first.
     
  9. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow TS Addict Posts: 216   +74

    They'll exercise this on those whose politics they don't like. This is "Net Neutrality."
     

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