Chrome OS will block the USB ports on locked Chromebooks

Devices already plugged into a Chromebook when it’s locked will continue to function, ensuring data transfers won’t stop, for instance. Once the feature arrives, you should be able to opt in to use the service and whitelist USB devices like a keyboard or mouse. Chromebooks are considered more secure than Windows and other devices, especially … Read moreChrome OS will block the USB ports on locked Chromebooks

Chrome may stop websites from hijacking your browser’s back button

There aren’t any indications that Google would punish the site operators, although it recently started blocking deceptive sites that use fake system alerts and similar tactics to deceive users. Don’t count on this reaching the finished version of Chrome, either. Developers plan to temporarily hide the feature behind a flag to avoid unexpected behavior, and … Read moreChrome may stop websites from hijacking your browser’s back button

Microsoft Edge goes Chromium

The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to MacOS, too. In addition, Microsoft is decoupling Edge from the Windows update process to offer a faster update cadence — and with that, it’ll … Read moreMicrosoft Edge goes Chromium

Microsoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge

Three years after arriving along with Windows 10, Microsoft’s Edge browser has added features and showed some good statistical results, but it hasn’t pulled many users away from the competition. Now, Windows Central reports that Microsoft could start over with a new browser built on Chromium, the open source base behind Google Chrome and other … Read moreMicrosoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge