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- Chrome 52 Released with Support for CSS Containment and Performance Measurement
Google has released Chrome 52.0.2743.82 today, promoting the 52.x branch to the Stable Channel and making it Chrome's official version. This new release is a little bit light on visible UI features but brings a lot for developers who like to tinker on websites and are, generally, more interested in what's under the browser's hood. Back in early June, Google engineers drew out a plan of what features users should expect in Chrome 52. New CSS contain property The team didn't stray much from their plan, and now Chrome features support for CSS containment, via the CSS contain property, which prevents child elements from showing up outside the boundaries of their parent element. A good reason for developers to implement CSS containment on their websites is to speed up page load times. Google engineers played around and detailed the advantages of using the contain property in a
- Authorities Arrest Kickass Torrents Admin in Poland
Polish authorities have arrested Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on charges of operating the world's largest torrent portal, Kickass Torrents (KAT). Known as "trim," Vaulin is KAT's founder and main administrator. According to a criminal complaint filed today, Vaulin faces one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of criminal copyright infringement. Authorities say that KAT caused damages of over $1 billion to copyright holders and that they plan to request Vaulin's extradition. KAT is currently down In addition to Vaulin's arrest, authorities also seized bank accounts in Estonia and Latvia, servers located in Chicago, USA, and Canada, along with some of KAT's domains (kickasstorrents.com, kastatic.com, thekat.tv, kat.cr, kickass.cr, kickass.to, kat.ph). Historically, the torrent portal has only operated via URLS such as kickasstorrents.com, kat.ph...
- Firefox to Block Non-Essential Flash Content Starting August 2016
Starting next month, Mozilla plans to block all non-essential Flash content inside Firefox, as it continues its effort to untangle its browser and the regular Web user from the crash-prone and insecure plugin. By non-essential content, Mozilla is referring to small Flash objects (SWF) files that are not visible to the user, usually employed by advertising companies and used to fingerprint and track users. Things are going to change dramatically in 2017 when the Foundation plans to make Flash a "click-to-activate" plugin. Users will have to approve Flash to run on each site they visit, which is something that Google is planning to introduce for Chrome in Q4 2016, albeit some sites will be excluded and be allowed to ...
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