FIDO Alliance and W3C announce WebAuthn, a new open standard for password-free logins, currently supported in Firefox, and to be supported in Chrome and Edge

FIDO Alliance and W3C announce WebAuthn, a new open standard for password-free logins, currently supported in Firefox, and to be supported in Chrome and Edge


Russell Brandom / The Verge:

FIDO Alliance and W3C announce WebAuthn, a new open standard for password-free logins, currently supported in Firefox, and to be supported in Chrome and Edge  —  One small step towards a world without phishing  —  Web browsers are building a new way for you to log in, announced today by the W3C and FIDO Alliance standards bodies.

HP launches Chromebook x2, a Chrome OS detachable with keyboard cover and stylus, 12.3-inch IPS display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP camera, starting at $599

HP launches Chromebook x2, a Chrome OS detachable with keyboard cover and stylus, 12.3-inch IPS display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP camera, starting at $599


Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:

HP launches Chromebook x2, a Chrome OS detachable with keyboard cover and stylus, 12.3-inch IPS display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP camera, starting at $599  —  Pushing the idea that Chrome OS is for more than just classwork.  —  Acer ushered in the “Chromebook tablet” …

Google, the world’s top advertising company, is building an ad blocker for Chrome

Google, the world’s top advertising company, is building an ad blocker for Chrome

Google, the internet’s biggest advertising company, may be building an ad blocker.

The search giant plans to roll out a feature in the next mobile version of its Chrome browser that would filter out certain types of ads, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. 

Such a tool seems at odds with the company’s primary revenue source, but Google thinks that it could actually deter people from resorting to other blockers in the long run, according to the report.

By targeting only the most disruptive ad formats — pop-ups, interstitials, and autoplay videos, for instance — the hope is that less people will be driven to third-party software. Google already ostensibly bans many of these types of ads anyway. Read more…

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