Google Accidentally Breaks Down Ad Blockers in Chrome Browser

If you’re running Google Chrome 72 and your ad blocker no longer seems to do anything and offer you a completely clean browsing experience, it’s all because of the search giant which has accidentally broken down some extensions.

As it turns out, Google Chrome 72 introduces a new feature called “Enable network service” which allows the browser to create background tasks for each website.

But because bugs in these service workers, the new feature available in Google Chrome makes it possible for extensions to be ignored completely, eventually leading to the features of some to be fully disabled.

This is the case of ad blockers, which reportedly leave ads on a number of websites to get through, but other extensions seem to be broken down too, including VPNs.

Issue already fixed in the next Chrome update

The problem has already been fixed in Google Chrome 73, which is the next stable release for the browser, but more surprising is that Google doesn’t… (read more)

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