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Google's Great Chrome Gamble

Postby Nightspore » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:26 pm

Google have recently announced that they will be phasing out the webRequest API and replacing it with declarativeNetRequest API on the Chromium browser. Their excuse is that it was intended to help improve the end user browsing experience.

Chromium is the open source browser on which Google Chrome is based on. It utilises the Blink rendering engine which itself is a fork of the WebKit engine used in browsers like Safari, Epiphany, Gnome Web, Maxthon, Konqueror and the like. WebKit is popular with Unix based operating systems such as FreeBSD, macOS and Linux.

Google Chrome and Chromium form the base for many popular browsers such as Vivaldi, Opera, Brave, Yandex and Comodo Dragon.

The upshot of the API (application programming interface ) change is that it will basically render most adblockers and security extensions such as Ghostery useless.

So the 'Big G' basically wants to take the choice away from Chrome users on whether they can use an adblocker or not.

Fortunately this won't affect browsers not using the Blink engine. Some browser distributions, such as Opera, also won't be affected as although it uses Blink Opera has its own internal adblocker.

Google have tried to maintain that they are only doing this to help the end user. Pull the other one Google, it has bells on it!

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