Don’t browse the internet without these ad blockers for Chrome – gHacks Tech News

I personally don’t use Chrome because Google and their snooping is getting ridiculous these days… Vivaldi, Edge, & Opera are good Chromium based alternative browsers

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome

Ads are one of the biggest annoyances that you will come across while surfing the internet. Websites place ad banners, and when visitors view the ads or interact with them, it earns the site revenue.  Nearly every website has ads, even big ones like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, etc.  Why? Because it costs money to operate website.

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How to Run a Safety Check on Google Chrome

Google Chrome security

This is a good idea to do from time to time…

We’re used to running antivirus scans on our computers, but that doesn’t cover your online safety. For that, Google Chrome offers a tool that lets you perform a similar checkup to secure your web browsing. Here’s how to run a safety check on Chrome.

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Turn any web article into a podcast with Sent as Podcast for Chrome – gHacks Tech News

Sometimes, listening to something is more comfortable than having to read, or maybe the only option. Say, you want to go to the Gym, buy some groceries, or take the train back home, but still want to read a couple of interesting articles that you had saved as tabs in your browser for a long time.

The Google Chrome extension Sent As Podcast offers a solution, as you may use it to listen to any web article using a computer generated voice.. The extension works with any podcast application but also as a standalone version that sits in Chrome.

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Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

You may wanna check your Chrome extensions for this one…

When Nano Defender was launched in 2019, it quickly became a go-to extension to bypass anti-adblocking mechanisms on Internet sites. It used code from uBlock Origin, one of the most prominent content blocking extensions, and users started to install the new extension in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers.

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Behave for Chrome and Firefox warns you of port scans and local attacks – gHacks Tech News


Behave! is a new browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that is designed to inform its users when sites misbehave by performing port scans or access private IP addresses. The extension may also work in other Chromium-based and Firefox-based browsers but I have not tested that. Continue reading

Know How 356: Securing your Google Services

Some good info on 2-3 factor authentication as well as info on securing ChromeBooks…

Padre and Jason show you how to lock down your Google Services to protect your digital life.

Get full show notes at

via Know How… 356: Securing your Google Services – YouTube

How to Stop Sites From Harvesting Cryptocurrency From You

If you didn’t know, now u do…

Full Article at Wired

Your browser might be doing someone else’s dirty work behind your back, mining cryptocurrency for malicious individuals using your desktop or laptops to create the digital currency, which can potentially be exchanged for real cash. According to Wired, hackers have found a way to inject Javascript-based cryptocurrency mining software into compromised sites, borrowing your processing power (and slowing down your computer) to generate the cryptocurrency Monero without the approval of the site or its visitors. Luckily, there are some ways to stop the dirty tactic without resorting to staying off the Internet for good. Continue reading

Context for Chrome: create Extension Groups


If you use a lot of Chrome extensions, this could come in handy

Context Google Store Link

Context is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that enables you to create extension groups that you can switch between easily.

If you run a certain number of extensions in Chrome, chance is quite high that you don’t make use of them all the time.

Maybe you are running extensions that modify individual sites or services, or use them only for work, entertainment or online shopping.

Chrome itself does not offer options to switch sets of extensions on or off easily in its interface, and while you can disable extensions individually, it is not really practicable to do that for that purpose.
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Betternet is a Free, Unlimited VPN With No Registration

It’s a free VPN supported by ads…. take with a grain of salt…

A good VPN is a handy tool. A free, unlimited one is even better. Betternet aims to make using a VPN (as well as my wordplay) dead simple.

Betternet doesn’t have any usage limits for its service, and users aren’t required to register any personal information in order to sign up. The service doesn’t track any user information. 100% of its revenue comes from ads within some of the Betternet apps.

via Betternet is a Free, Unlimited VPN With No Registration.