Google’s Chrome browser will block battery-draining, data-guzzling ads

[ad_1] Image: google Michael Kan for PCMag 2020-05-15 21:34:37 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Google is working to make the Chrome browser…

Chrome will soon block resource-draining ads. Here’s how to turn it on now

[ad_1] Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity. The move comes in response to a swarm of sites and ads first noticed in 2017 that surreptitiously use visitors’ computers to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. As the…