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Google holds firm on Chrome changes that may break ad blockers

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Brendon Dwelle
May 30, 2019 15:13
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Google is responding to criticism of proposed changes to its Chrome web browser that may cripple ad-blocking tools.

While the search giant revealed there will be an exemption for enterprise users, it doesn't look like Google has been fundamentally persuaded by critics.

Google revealed the changes in October 2018 as part of a broader plan to improve Chrome extensions.

In January, developers noticed that part of the plan, called Manifest v3, could hurt ad blockers.

Manifest v3 is designed to improve Chrome extensions' performance, privacy and security, but one part of that change limits how extensions will be able to examine aspects of websites.

Some developers have said this will torpedo their ad-blocking and privacy extensions.

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