Chrome 83 adds DNS-over-HTTPS support and privacy tweaks

    Date21 May 2020
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    The latest version of Google Chrome has arrived with a long list of new security and privacy features.

    After delays to Chrome version 81 in March, and the scrapping of version 82 a month later, this week sees the early arrival of Chrome 83 with a longer list of new security features than originally planned.

    As browser updates go, it’s a lot to take in although some of them are more tweaks to existing features than anything radically new.

    It’s hard to pick out a single big feature, although for some it will be upgraded support for DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), a privacy technology that makes it much harder for third parties (ISPs, the Government, malevolent parties) to see which web domains someone is visiting.

     

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