Websites will no longer detect Chrome’s Incognito Mode

Websites will no longer detect Chrome’s Incognito Mode

As we reported earlier in July, Google is also plugging a loophole that allowed websites to easily detect when a user is browsing in Chrome's Incognito Mode, something that was particularly problematic for people in political or social situations that warranted them to hide their web activity.

A side effect of this loophole being plugged is that, these websites will no longer be able to tell when you're browsing Incognito, and users will now be able to reliably bypass these paywalls.

Why it matters: Google has just released Chrome 76, bringing with it several new patches and features.

Despite a huge decline in Flash - largely kickstarted by Steve Jobs and the rise of mobile devices - Adobe's platform just won't die.

But now Google is clamping down on the use of Flash, too.

Right now, we are not seeing anything in the commit that points to dark mode for the entire system UI on Chrome OS, but since things like menus and settings are static, we fully expect to see it in the future.

First off, Chrome 76 blocks Flash even more aggressively than before.

The idea, of course, is to make Flash so unappetising that you stop any last dalliances of reliance you once had. It is worth noting here that Adobe has already announced plans to shut down Flash by 2020. Chrome 76 is also available for iOS and Android.

"Sites that wish to deter meter circumvention have options such as reducing the number of free articles someone can view before logging in, requiring free registration to view any content, or hardening their paywalls". They will no longer have the ability to see how many times you've visited. All that appears set to change with this new move.

There's probably more, but Google usually starts discussing some new Chrome features after a new version has been released.

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