Google is currently in the process of updating the API used by Chrome extensions. This isn’t something that typical users would have cared much about, until extension developers pointed out that one of the proposed changes could prevent many content blockers (including uBlock Origin) from functioning. While Google hasn’t completely backtracked from its plans, it has made concessions amidst public outcry and legal threats…

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/02/17/google-backtracks-on-chrome-ad-blocker-changes-after-public-outcry-and-legal-threats/

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