#Apple finally admitted in writing they hold the web to much higher #privacy standard than apps in their own app store.
If you don't want to try to make these APIs available to #web apps in a safe way, fine, but don't block users from installing other browsers then.
The clean room #web #browser engine #Flow launched in May 2018 is already able to render most of the full desktop Gmail.
Apparently, it's still possible to develop a browser from scratch. And not just possible but useful, since Flow claims to "deliver over twice the frame rate of other browsers".
#Stadia is a game-changer (pun intended).
#4K #HDR #60fps #game #streaming to any device (#Chrome #web browser or #TV via #Chromecast) of yours and to other viewers at the same time. But ALSO massive #multiplayer, next-level #graphics and #physics, new gaming-mode possibilities (+ return of the #couchCoOp 🙌), direct links into specific parts of #games (#StateShare), instant switching between devices and more.
Coming to North America and Europe this year...
New #web APIs proposed as part of #Chromium's #ProjectFugu initiative to close the gap between web and native: Writable file API, scheduled tasks, Web Share Target, Async cookies, Wake Lock, WebHID, user idle detection, icon notification badge, unlimited storage permission, geotracking, geofencing...
So the most annoying websites bugging with request for push notifications you've blocked from asking again are now prominently displayed as disabled among intentionally installed apps and push-allowed webapps in Chrome OS 70 settings tray... What a way to encourage bad behaviour. :(
Internet freedom suffered another blow today. But it's still possible to win this battle before the final vote next year. And since it's an election year, they might actually listen.
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