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Google released Chrome 71 with a focus on security features

Google introduced some changes in chrome 71

Google released Chrome 71 with a focus on security features

Google has published Chrome 71 which is the latest version of its web browser, a release that is primarily focused on bolstering Chrome's security posture.

There are very few updates on the security front in this new Chrome version but one of the most important is the one made to Chrome's built-in ad filtering system. Google Company also announced its intention to crack down on websites that use shady tricks to fool users into subscribing to mobile subscription plans.

Google also plans to show a full-page warning --similar to the ones shown for HTTPS errors-- before users access these types of sites.

Google previously disabled inline installations in Google Chrome 69 in September.

Chrome 71 also fixes for 43 security issues.

Chrome 71 shipped with many updates to the browser's underlying Web APIs and CSS features.




The summary of the most important changes are given below:

  • Chrome 71 now supports relative date formats by default, without site owners needing to use a third-party JavaScript library. The relative time format refers to dates expressed such as "4 seconds ago," "today," "two years ago," etc.
  • Chrome 71 now supports Microsoft's COLR/CPAL font format. That is the third "color font" format that Chrome will support, after CBDT/CBLC and SBIX. Color fonts may be a new way of creating and rendering vector-based interactive fonts.
  • The Web Audio API now follows user-set audio autoplay settings. This means when a user mutes a website, Chrome will actually respect the user's wish. Google initially rolled out audio autoplay muting earlier this year, but engineers rolled back the change almost immediately because the new policy also broke many old web games. After giving developers time to adjust their sites and old web games, Google has now re-enabled that feature.