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Today Google rolled out the beta version of Chrome 25 with a few intriguing new features.

First and foremost is the addition of Content Security Policy (CSP) which will, hopefully, help to reduce the threat from cross-site scripting and other content injection attacks. According to Google’s Eric Biddelman, this means that users can utilize a “Content-Security-Policy HTTP header to define a whitelist of trusted content sources.Tthe browser will only execute or render resources from those sources.”

However, the big thing with this latest version of Chrome is the speech recognition, and this works with the mobile version as well. In fact, it will likely be used there much more than on a PC. Google has been perfecting its speech recognition for sometime now, most recently with Google Now, which was introduced in Jelly Bean (version 4.1 of Android).

Google claims this new feature will allow users to “dictate documents, have a freestyle rap battle, or control game characters with your browser using only your voice”. The technology is built into the latest version of the API to allow developers to build this into new applications that can run as web apps.

If you are already using a beta version of Chrome then you should receive the update right away. If you don’t use the beta then you can head over to here to grab it.

  • Changelog
  • Improvements in managing and securing your extensions
  • Continued testing of search and the new tab page
  • Better support for HTML5 time/date inputs
  • Javascript speech API support
  • Better WebGL error handling
  • And lots of other features for developers

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