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Google Chrome ad blocker may stop operating next year

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The developer of Google Chrome ad blocker stated that their latest release is “useless” since crucial features have been removed.

Raymond Hill, creator of the popular uBlock Origin Chrome extension, made the note in his commit of the latest version on GitHub, referencing Google’s forthcoming change to its Manifest v3 (MV3) API.

Hill criticised the move to withhold “wide read/modify data permissions” from Chrome developers under MV3 as the “limiting factor” in the latest version of the extension, recommending that users continue to use the MV2 extension if they want uBlock Origin’s present features.

New Chrome API

Google’s new MV3 API protects customers’ security and privacy and boosts performance.

The elimination of essential read and change data rights relied on by most Chromium-based privacy and ad blocking applications may sound great, but Chrome users may find privacy tools tougher to identify and use in the future.

They may use VPN services, VPN routers, or another web browser to stay safe online.

Google has banned new MV2 extensions since January, but by January 2023, developers won’t be able to upgrade them and they won’t run on consumer browsers.

Users of the Chrome ad blocking plugin may experience an increase in cookie acceptance prompts and unexpected page redirects.

Due to this, the future of Google Chrome ad blocker and privacy tools is cloudy heading into the new year.

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