New Update Google's Chrome browser is now running Safety Check in the background for better security


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Just before the holidays, Google has decided to start rolling out some significant improvements and new features to its Chrome web browser. The biggest change is for the browser's Safety Check feature, which is supposed to be proactive when it comes to keeping things secure when you browse sites.

In a blog post, Google stated that Safety Check now runs automatically in the background when you use Chrome. It added:

You'll get proactively alerted if passwords saved in Chrome have been compromised, any of your extensions are potentially harmful, you’re not using the latest version of Chrome, or site permissions need your attention. These alerts will appear in the three-dot menu in Chrome so you can take action.

Safety Check in Chrome will also cut the permission to use certain features on a site, like access to your microphone or finding your exact location if you have not surfed to that site in a while. It will also let you know if you are getting a lot of notifications from a site that you have not visited in a long time.

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