Google plans to upgrade its extensions scheme that will cause several common ad-blockers to break
, but designers of several other Chromium-based browsers (including Vivaldi, Opera and Brave)
have announced that they will not follow its direction.

According to ZDNet, all three businesses have verified that, despite being based on the same open source code base, they will not make the same adjustments to the API.

Announced in October 2018 the update to Chrome’s application programming interface (API), known as Manifest V3, but it wasn’t until January 2019 that its consequences for extensions began to become apparent.

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Ad-blockers including Ghostery and uBliock Origin depend on the Chrome webRequest API, allowing them to screen advertisements before downloading them. This function will be deprecated under Manifest V3, efficiently splitting the blockers.

“Chrome is deprecating the blocking capabilities of the webRequest API in Manifest V3, not the entire webRequest API (though blocking will still be available to enterprise deployments),” explained extensions developer advocate, Simeon Vincent.

If you want to stick to your favourite ad-blocker, it might be time to turn to an alternative Chromium-based computer or something like Firefox with a totally distinct codebase.

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Alex

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