Google launches Google Chrome version 23 by adding the option “Do not Track”
Google has launched a new version of its Chrome browser. The number 23 version includes a better battery performance of devices thanks to the GPU acceleration for video decoding and the announced option ‘ Do not track’, which allows users to avoid that web sites save or share your information.
Decision of Google adding this option was announced by Mountain View last September. The company put at the disposal of developers a version that includes this tool, which has already been adopted by other browsers of the competition. Since Tuesday, this option can now be used by those users that download version 23 of Google Chrome.
‘ Do not track’ is an option that allows users to limit the tracking of your activity online by browsers. Until now, browsers used ‘cookies’ users to enhance their experience and get data that provide personalized advertising services. However, users may have control over your information thanks to ‘ Do not track’.
According to Google it says on its official blog, the effectiveness of these requests depends on how sites and web services respond, so Google is working with others in a common way of responding to these requests in the future.
Apart from the option Do not track, the Google team has added acceleration GPU for video decoding for Chrome in Windows, which will allow a saving of 25 percent of battery. “Dedicated graphics chips consume far less energy that the CPU of a computer, so use the GPU accelerated video decoding while watching the videos can increase the battery life significantly”, ensures the Google team.
The 23 version of Chrome will also allow “and easiest way” view and control the permissions of any website such as geolocation, pop-ups or access to the camera/microphone. Google says this saves to the users having to search through pages of tools for these permissions.