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Chrome to Block Battery-Sucking Ads in August Update

Chrome plans to start blocking resource-heavy ads that drain a lot of battery in August, Google announced today on its Chromium blog (via VentureBeat). Chrome will block ads that mine cryptocurrency, are badly programmed, or are unoptimized for network usage.We have recently discovered that a fraction of a percent of ads consume a disproportionate share of device resources, such as battery and…

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