Chrome 62 beta redesigns ‘Chrome Home,’ marks more HTTP sites as ‘Not secure,’ adds more DRM support to Android

With Chrome 61 rolled out to Android and desktop browsers, version 62 is now in the beta channel. Chrome for Android’s new bottom bar interface is already testing a redesign, while there are a number of security-related changes that apply to browsers across all platforms.

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Chrome 56 rolling out to Mac, Windows, and Linux, full HTML5 by Default & ‘Not Secure’ label rollout

Chrome 56 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of features and security fixes. Beginning as a staged rollout in the previous version, HTML5 by Default is now enabled for all users. Additionally, all sensitive HTTP sites will be marked as unsecure in the address bar.

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Chrome 56 Beta will start marking sensitive HTML sites as ‘Not Secure’ in the address bar

With Chrome 55 rolled out to Android and desktops, version 56 is now entering the beta channel. As announced in September, HTTP sites that handle sensitive information will now be marked as ‘Not Secure’ as part of a broader plan. Other additions include Web Bluetooth support and some new APIs that add functionality to mobile sites.

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Head of Product for Allo & Duo says current consumer Hangouts is ‘not going anywhere’

Google unveiled its new enterprise-focused Hangouts apps yesterday, but that announcement leaves the big question of what will happen to the current consumer app (which many people use every day). At least for now, Google’s Head of Product for Allo and Duo says that the current consumer Hangouts is “not going anywhere.”

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