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Google insists it doesn’t want to prevent ad blocking in Chrome

ANI | Updated: Feb 20, 2019 17:21 IST

California [USA], Feb 20 (ANI): Some developers were upset with Google Chrome’s new changes which apparently disabled extensions to block ads in order to improve security.
The changes, called Manifest v3, were proposed last year. However, the developer community started to speak against the changes for ad blockers only last month. According to Cnet, Google said that it was revising the plan to reassure the upset developers.
In a Google Groups post last week, Devlin Cronin, a software engineer on Chrome team, wrote that the company’s goal is not to prevent or break content blocking, adding that Chrome extensions is part of the ecosystem that is aimed at delivering users a customised experience based on their needs.
He further wrote that the team is committed to preserving this ecosystem that includes supporting extensions, including content blockers, developer tools, accessibility features, and so on.
The changes through Manifest v3 are aimed to improve the performance of Chrome extensions, along with privacy and security. These changes are in the design process and the company stressed that it is working on ensuring the fundamental use cases including content blockers still work with these changes. (ANI)

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