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3/2/2017
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Google Enhances Safe Browsing for Chrome on MacOS

The Chrome Settings API for Mac will give developers tools to ensure users have full control of their settings and know about intrusions.

Users of macOS devices will now experience safer browsing on Chrome because of its Chrome Settings API, says Google. The company recently launched this API to keep users in full control of their Chrome settings and alert them when they encounter suspicious files or sites.

From this point forward, developers will use only Settings Overrides API when making changes to Chrome settings on Mac OSX. No changes can be made to settings without going through the Chrome Web Store.

Google claims to have strengthened its Safe Browsing through this initiative by making it easier to tackle unwanted ads and attacks on Chrome user settings by macOS-specific malware.

From March 31 onwards, users will be alerted when software attempts to change their settings without using the API.

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