Google has updated Chrome to 76 for Linux, Mac and Windows. closing a bug that let sites detect private browsing by detecting the presence of a key framework. It tells us that the tech giant is hell-bent on making websites respect the Incognito mode, whether they like it, or not. According to Endgadget, the new Chrome appears to work with at least a couple of news outlets that previously would stop Incognito users who did not sign in.
Google explained that it plans to fix a security issue in Chrome, that allows websites to tell whether you are browsing in incognito mode. Users will be able to avoid paywalls easier than before is the side effects of this fix, which was addressed in its initial announcement.
Chrome 76, the update the fixes the bug is already available for download, and you can update it on Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows right away also.
Once Chrome 76 is installed, publishers can not know whether you are in incognito mode any longer. You can able to browse content on sites that have metered paywalls without actually paying a subscription once the free number of articles expires. That is, assuming those sites cannot make any drastic changes of their own, like eliminating the limited free tier altogether.
Google added other features to Chrome 76 which including default Flash blocking, and also support for allowing websites to enable dark page versions automatically.
Chrome 76 will also add a new system-level “Install” shortcut for Progressive Web Apps inside the Omnibox, next to the “star” icon. Per 9to5Google the feature will let you install an app associated with a website, if such an app exists.