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How to Find and Use Google’s Brand-New Privacy Tools

Google recently announced a few new features that give users more control over their data, including three new privacy options for Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Assistant, as well as a new tool for monitoring password security. Here’s a quick rundown of each of the new features, how to find them, and why you may…Read […]

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Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers around, but it uses an exorbitant amount of your computer’s memory. A quick look at your task manager will turn up a shocking number of memory-hogging Chrome processes. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM—and the steps you can take to curb its gluttony.Read more… […]

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Identify Ads Masquerading as Real Headlines With This Chrome Extension

Anyone who has spent enough time on the internet knows not to believe everything you read. But scroll through Google search results and you’ll find yourself confronted with ads masquerading as news articles or other official content. These results are usually tagged with an “Ad” icon that most users will easily spot,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Identify Ads Masquerading as Real Headlines With This Chrome Extension

Anyone who has spent enough time on the internet knows not to believe everything you read. But scroll through Google search results and you’ll find yourself confronted with ads masquerading as news articles or other official content. These results are usually tagged with an “Ad” icon that most users will easily spot,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Identify Ads Masquerading as Real Headlines With This Chrome Extension

Anyone who has spent enough time on the internet knows not to believe everything you read. But scroll through Google search results and you’ll find yourself confronted with ads masquerading as news articles or other official content. These results are usually tagged with an “Ad” icon that most users will easily spot,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Organize Your Browser Tabs with OneTab, but Back Them Up, Too

I love OneTab, and you should, too. It’s an incredibly easy way to take the nightmare of tabs you’ve been saving in your browser window and condense them all into a single, easy-to-scan web page. I use this extension constantly, and it has helped me turn my overflowing tab problem into a more manageable mess.Read […]

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Get Rid of YouTube’s Terrible Clickbait Thumbnail Images

Once, YouTube thumbnails actually resembled the videos they advertised. Once, the recommended videos list was not a sensory overload of Photoshopped headshots and graphic overlays where every thumbnail looks like an Epic Rap Battle of History. You can return to that time, and replace the clickbaity thumbnails with…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Chrome 76 Makes Avoiding Paywalls Easier—For Now

Google’s latest version of Chrome is finally out, and version 76 of the browser has plenty of little features to improve your browsing experience: a new install button that appears in your address bar for progressive web apps, a new way to preference a website’s “dark mode” style if that’s how you prefer your browsing…Read […]

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Chrome 76 Makes Avoiding Paywalls Easier—For Now

Google’s latest version of Chrome is finally out, and version 76 of the browser has plenty of little features to improve your browsing experience: a new install button that appears in your address bar for progressive web apps, a new way to preference a website’s “dark mode” style if that’s how you prefer your browsing…Read […]

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Here’s One Way to Check That Your Chrome Extensions Are Safe

In light of the recent DataSpii browser extension leak, where millions of users had their data tracked and sold by seemingly benign browser extensions, it’s worth running a check on other Chrome add-ons you may have installed—or are thinking of installing—to sniff out any bad actors. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Uninstall These Eight Browser Extensions That Stole Data from Millions

A massive data leak was recently discovered by cybersecurity researcher Sam Jidali, revealing private information for 45 major companies and millions of individuals. Dubbed “DataSpii” by Jidali and his team, the leak was perpetrated by innocent-looking Chrome and Firefox browser extensions that collected and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Control Videos and Music from Chrome’s Toolbar

While Chrome has let users mute audio in individual tabs for some time, Google is currently testing a new media control feature in the browser’s latest Canary build. When enabled, users can play, pause, and skip/rewind audio and video content directly from the browser’s toolbar—incredibly convenient for silencing (or…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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