Google Confirms Timeline For Controversial Ad Blocking Plans

Google Chrome including Manifest V3 is coming, despite the But when? Here’s what you need to know

Google Confirms Timeline For Controversial Ad Blocking Plans

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As part of its “rethink” of how it approaces the extensions platform, Vincent said Google wants extensions “to do what they do today, but in ways that don’t compromise the user’s privacy. “Broadly speaking, the declarativeNetRequest (DNR) API fits into this mold by giving extensions a way to modify requests without exposing the request object to the extension or (as much as possible) without requiring the extension to have host permissions to modify requests,” Vincent said. “In other words, a hypothetical content blocker implemented in Manifest V3 could deliver the same results as its Manifest V2 counterpart but with no risk of data exfiltration.

As part of its “rethink” of how it approaces the extensions platform, Vincent said Google wants extensions “to do what they do today, but in ways that don’t compromise the user’s privacy". “Broadly speaking, the declarativeNetRequest (DNR) API fits into this mold by giving extensions a way to modify requests without exposing the request object to the extension or (as much as possible) without requiring the extension to have host permissions to modify requests,” Vincent said. “In other words, a hypothetical content blocker implemented in Manifest V3 could deliver the same results as its Manifest V2 counterpart but with no risk of data exfiltration.

However, without a decent sample set it may not provide a completely accurate picture, says independent security researcher Sean Wright. “The bigger the sample size, the more accurate the results are going to be, but there aren’t likely going to be many users using the developer release of Chrome," Wright points out. "They will only be the extension developers as well as those users who like to be on the bleeding edge.

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