500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users – Tempemail

Google removed 500 malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store after they found to inject malicious ads and siphon off user browsing data to servers under the control of attackers. These extensions were part of a malvertising and ad-fraud campaign that’s been operating at least since January 2019, although evidence Continue Reading

How to explain the loss of the cookie to your family and friends (and why you should)- Tempemail

Since Google’s announcement last month that starting in early 2022, third-party cookies will no longer be allowed in Chrome, the industry has been up in arms. While third party cookies have been outlawed in Firefox and Safari for some time now, 30% of the market wasn’t enough for us to Continue Reading

Chrome will start blocking intrusive ad formats within short-form videos- Tempemail

Google’s recent advertising shake-up has extended into video, where its Chrome browser will soon start blocking mid-roll and other ad formats for short-form videos. Google is complying with a new standard from the Coalition for Better Ads, which applies to videos lasting eight minutes or less across desktop, mobile web Continue Reading

Chrome will start penalizing sites that display irritating video ads

In context: Although a large portion of Google’s revenue comes from advertisements, the company has made an effort to crack down on abusive ads throughout the web; especially through its Chrome browser. For example, Chrome has gotten features that restrict autoplaying videos and block websites from hijacking your browser back Continue Reading

Installing or updating Office 365 will quietly set Chrome default search to Bing

In brief: Chrome users will soon have flashbacks to the days of the Ask Toolbar, as Microsoft is adapting the Office 365 installer to automatically install the Bing extension and change the default search engine for people using the company’s productivity suite. The Redmond giant isn’t just busy moving as Continue Reading

Opera reportedly behind predatory loan apps as its browser struggles against Chrome

What just happened? While the Opera browser has a number of features that could attract people away from Chrome, Google’s product completely dominates the market. According to a new report, Opera has expanded into loan apps to help bring in extra revenue, but their extortionate interest rates and short repayment Continue Reading

As Google Chrome crumbles the third-party cookie, what’s next for adtech?- Tempemail

For 25 years, third-party browser cookies have tracked the journeys of internet users. These maligned lines of code are unlikely to celebrate a 30th anniversary, however, with Google revealing plans to block them across its Chrome browser by 2022. Given Chrome’s mammoth 66% monopoly on the browser market, the move Continue Reading