Google pushed out another update to its Chrome Web browser Sunday, fixing 14 holes three days before Chrome's trial by fire in an annual hacking competition.
The latest version, 17.0.963.65, fixes errors with cursors, backgrounds and plug-ins not loading, as well as issues with copying and pasting text and using touch controls on websites, according to the official Chrome blog.
Since version 13, Google's Chrome browser has been able to pre-load and pre-render pages to minimise potential waiting times when a user clicks on a link. However, users may never actually look at these pages – for example, because they click on a different link. According to NetApplications, the number of pre-loaded, but unread pages accounted for 4.3% of all page visits with Chrome in February 2012.
Google is offering hackers $1 million in prize money to find and exploit new security flaws in its Chrome Web browser, the company said Tuesday.
Google has agreed to build support for Do Not Track into Chrome so its Web browser can tell Web sites when people don't want advertisers scrutinizing their behavior.
The Do Not Track technology modifies communications between browsers and servers so people can signal that they don't want their browsing behavior to become the basis for ad targeting.
Google issued a beta release of Chrome for Android last week. The port, which brings Chrome's feature set and excellent support for Web standards to Android, is a major improvement over the mobile platform's current default browser.
As we reported in our coverage of the beta, Android's default browser has historically had difficulty handling sophisticated application-like Web experiences. The new port of Chrome has the potential to remedy that weakness and bring highly competitive HTML5 support to Android.