Google versus the law of unintended consequences
Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2018 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: google, alphabet, chrome, ads
Killing off autoplaying adverts in Chrome is a wonderful thing and has brought peace and quiet to many a browsing session, unless you are someone who likes to play games in your browser. It seems some games are not functioning properly, even after being whitelisted and so in the new version Google will be rolling back that change to give devs time to change how their games work. This likely means a fair amount of games are about to be abandoned as Google does not intend to change how their block works but are instead putting the onus on the devs to change the code on their free to play games. The Inquirer links to the Chromium blog so you can get the news straight from the horse's mouth.
"GOOGLE HAS been forced to roll back its new autoplay policy for web video in Chrome after it became apparent that it was borking legitimate content."
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