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Google Chrome 114.0.5735.133/134 Stable Channel Update for Desktop
The Stable and extended stable channels has been updated to 114.0.5735.133 for Mac and Linux and 114.0.5735.133/134 for Windows, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log.

This update includes 5 security fixes.
 

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Google Chrome 114.0.5735.198/199 Stable Channel Update for Desktop
The Stable and extended stable channels has been updated to 114.0.5735.198 for Mac and Linux and 114.0.5735.198/199 for Windows, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log.

This update includes 4 security fixes.
 

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Google Chrome 115.0.5790.98/99 Stable Channel Update for Desktop
The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 115 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.

Chrome 115.0.5790.98 (Linux and Mac), 115.0.5790.98/99( Windows) contains a number of fixes and improvements -- a list of changes is available in the log. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 115.

This update includes 20 security fixes.
And have a look at this post by @silversurfer :
 

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Google Chrome 115.0.5790.102 Stable Channel Update for Desktop
The Stable channel has been updated to 115.0.5790.102 for Windows, Mac and Linux, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log.
 

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Google Chrome 115.0.5790.170/.171 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
The Stable channel has been updated to 115.0.5790.170 for Mac and Linux and 115.0.5790.170/.171 for Windows, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log.

Security Fixes and Rewards

Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.

This update includes 17 security fixes.
 

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Google is rolling out some updates to its Chrome web browser that should make it easier to quickly find the information you need, whether you’re downloading a bunch of files or just browsing the web.

The most notable change to Google Search, perhaps, is that Chrome for Android now shows trending Google searches directly within the address bar. iOS users will be able to access this feature sometime “later this year.”

A screenshot showing trending search terms and Touch to Search appearing in Chrome’s mobile browser.

Trending searches (seen center) are great for staying updated about current events. Bringing the feature to mobile makes sense for those frequently on the move. Image: Google
 

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Google Chrome 116.0.5845.96/.97 Stable Channel Update for Desktop
The Stable and Extended stable channels has been updated to 116.0.5845.96 for Mac and Linux and 116.0.5845.96/.97 for Windows, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log.

This update includes 26 security fixes.
 

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Google Chrome 116: more Telemetry and 26 security patches
Chrome 116: Telemetry addition
Google Chrome 116 includes additional Telemetry. Google has added anti-phishing telemetry to the browser that logs user interaction data to Chrome and Safe Browsing servers. The company wants to use the data to better understand how " users interact with Safe Browsing phishing warnings and phishing pages".

The Enterprise policies MetricsReportingEnabled and SafeBrowsingProtectionLevel may be configured to stop Google Chrome from sending anonymous usage and crash-related data as well as more browsing information to Google.
Chrome 116: the security fixes
Google has fixed 26 different security issues in Chrome 116 for desktop systems and for Android. No publicly revealed security issue has the critical rating, the highest available rating. Google furthermore does not mention exploits in the wild, which suggests that there are none at the time.

The security fixes address different vulnerabilities in Chrome, including eight rated high. Vulnerabilities include use after free, heap buffer overflows, type confusions and insufficient validations.

The public list is available on the Chrome releases blog. Google does not disclose security issues that internal teams detected.
Chrome 116: other notable changes
Google lists about a dozen changes in Chrome 116 on its Chrome Platform Status website. The majority of the listed changes are developer-specific. For home users, one of the interesting changes is a new Document picture-in-picture mode, which may be used to extend the functionality of picture-in-picture mode. Instead of using it solely to watch videos in a smaller overlay, documents are now also supported.

Google continues the rollout of the Google Search side panel in Chrome. Chrome users who right-click on selected text and select the search from the context menu have the results opened in the sidebar by default once the change lands. It is possible to restore the classic search behavior in Chrome, at least for now. Enterprise administrators may control the functionality using the GoogleSearchSidePanelEnabled policy.

Google improved the browser's Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes. Discarded tabs have improved visibility now in the Chrome tab strip and provide more information on memory usage. Tab Discarding exceptions management is expanded as well. Users may now add exceptions based on the tabs that are open at the time in the browser and the page action chip of a discarded tab includes an option now to opt that site out of future automatic actions.
 

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Google Chrome 116 Arrives With One-Time Permissions
The most important change in this update might be one-time permissions, which the company was testing as far back as April. When you visit a site that asks for permission for a certain feature, like your location or microphone, you can now temporarily allow the permission with a new "Allow this time" button. Before now, you could only block the request or click allow — both of which would remain until you went back and changed the setting. The older options have been renamed to "Allow on every visit" and "Don't allow" to be more clear.

Google says the change will help clear up confusion around browser permissions, especially because it mirrors the three-button prompt already used for many permissions prompts on Android, iPhone, and iPad. A blog post in the developer blog explains, "Chrome user research has shown that users often are not ready to make a persistent decision for website permissions, trying to assess if they get value in return for granting permissions. Offering a one-time Allow option accommodates this need and makes allowing access less risky."
 

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Found it. It's not gone, just moved and renamed: Settings > Privacy and security > Site settings > Additional content settings > On-device site data.
Yes, I see it in v116.xxx but it's a rather poor change in design, like they're purposely making it more confusing and difficult for users. Drop-down window from address bar still the way to go for me I suppose.
 

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Google Chrome will now warn you about harmful extensions
Google Chrome's upcoming feature marks a significant advancement in online security, as it aims to alert users about potentially harmful extensions within the Chrome Web Store.

When a user has an extension that has been removed from the Chrome Web Store, a notification will be displayed. This notification will alert the user that the extension has been identified as problematic and may pose a risk to their online security.

Users who are interested in enabling this new warning feature can do so by navigating to the "Extensions Module in Safety Check" feature within Chrome's settings but it is only available on Chrome 116. This ensures that users have the ability to proactively protect themselves from potentially harmful extensions.
 

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Google Chrome 116.0.5845.110/.111 Desktop Stable Update
The Stable and Extended stable channels has been updated to 116.0.5845.110 for Mac and Linux and 116.0.5845.110/.111 for Windows, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log.

This update includes 5 security fixes.
 

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