From ComputerWorld: Google last week said that this summer Chrome will remove resource-hogging web advertisements from websites, including ads that mask unauthorized crypto-mining operations.
Arguing that a very small number of online ads - three-tenths of a percentage point of all on the web - disproportionately account for major portions of total network and CPU consumption, Google plans to scrub sites of such ads starting with a Stable build of Chrome near the end of August.
Chrome 85 is scheduled to release on Aug. 25, and would be the most likely version to debut the feature.
"These ads (such as those that mine cryptocurrency, are poorly programmed, or are unoptimized for network usage) can drain battery life, saturate already strained networks, and cost money," Marshall Vale, a Chrome product manager, wrote in a May 14 post to the Chromium blog.
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