Site quieting will touch base in the steady form of Chrome 63 in October, while the new autoplay arrangements will land in Chrome 64 (beta form) in December, and after that to the steady form of Chrome 64 in January 2018. One such feature is autoplay videos - videos that play autonomously, sometimes with sound enabled, regardless of whether you interact with them or not.
Starting with the next big Chrome update, likely version 64 that is arriving in January, Google's experimental feature to disable autoplay of ads and videos with sound on select sites will morph into total ban on startling sounds from your speakers or headphones. When determining whether or not to let an autoplay video through, Google will consider if that individual user has a history of playing media on the website in question. The site muting option persists between browsing sessions which means you won't have to continually mute the offending website every time you open up your browser. The upcoming changes to how Chrome will handle auto-playing videos will give users improved control over how they want different websites to behave, the company said.
The manual muting feature
"These changes will also unify desktop and mobile web behaviour, making web media development more predictable across platforms and browsers".
A sort of torture device (my skin crawls at the thought of those videos that chase you down the page as you scroll), autoplay should, according to Google, be used sparingly.
Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier, no injuries
France declared a state of emergency following attacks in Paris in November 2015, in which more than 130 people were killed. A man armed with a knife attacked a soldier from the Sentinel operation patrolling the Châtelet metro station in Paris .
Google says this policy change is part of an effort to reduce bandwidth usage and device power utilization, as well as minimize unwanted noise.
In addition, Chrome 63 will also be the first browser version that will mark FTP links as "Not Secure". Chromium will now only autoplay videos that do not have sound, or if the user has indicated an interest in such content. Google needs you to look at the ads it sells, and in the end, it's more likely to value profit over fair play.
BSF jawan killed in Pakistani firing
They said that a bullet hit Bahadur on the left side of his abdomen and succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. Though no loss of civilian life has been reported, sources said at least one local was injured in the crossfire.
The group that decides this is known as the Coalition for Better Ads, which includes Google, Facebook, News Corp, and The Washington Post.
Hurricane Jose maintains Category 1 status
As of 10 a.m., Jose was 435 miles northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 520 miles southwest of Bermuda. In fact, we are just about smack dab in the middle of the peak of the typical hurricane season right now.