Chrome is getting a ton of big safety and security updates soon

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The next version of Chrome for desktops is shaping up to be a much bigger update than usual. In addition to tab grouping and automatically blocking battery-killing ads, the browser is also getting a big set of improvements for security, safety, and privacy.

When the update arrives in Google’s usual “coming weeks” timeline, users will see new features that fall into a few different buckets: user interface changes, more checks to prevent users from visiting malicious websites (including a more proactive option that may share more data with Google), more secure DNS, and third-party cookie blocking in Incognito mode.

The first and most obvious update is user interface changes. Google’s moving some buttons and settings around to make them…

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