Important feature to be removed from Google Chrome

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One of Google Chrome’s most popular features, the parental controls feature is being phased out as of last Friday.

The feature was launched on the beta version back in 2013 and blocks users from visiting certain websites and also allows parents to check what their children have been browsing.

SafeSearch could also be enabled for filtering Google Search results.

However, it isn’t all bad news as Google is said to working on a new parental control tool that will be launched later this year according to TechCrunch.

Google sent an email to all users of the parental control tool saying: “We’ve learned a lot in these four years, and heard feedback about how we can improve the experience for you and your children.

“Based on this feedback, we are working on a new set of Chrome OS supervision features specifically for the needs of families to launch later this year.”

The changes have already started with users unable to create new accounts or add new users.

The email suggested that people should use Family Link however, this is only available in the US, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.

On January 23 2018, the search engine giant will roll out Google Chrome version 64.

The big upcoming update will address the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, which are recently discovered vulnerabilities that affect a host of major CPUs.

The flaw left nearly all users exposed to security gaps that can be abused by hackers. This included the ability to obtain private data that is stored on CPUs although it should be stressed that no breaches have so far been reported.

H/T: CNN Money

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