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Google clamps down on rogue Chrome plugins and extensions

Updated Google is tightening security on its Chrome web browser by making it harder to install plugins and extensions that could contain malicious code. The web ad-slinger said in a blog post on Tuesday that it has begun strictly enforcing a policy, first announced in November, that Chrome extensions can only be installed from Google' …
Neil McAllister, 27 May 2014

Mainstream Chrome spits ARM, Intel apps on the fly from cross-platform code

Google has shipped the stable release of version 31 of its Chrome web browser, and with it the first generally available version of its Portable Native Client (PNaCl) compiled-code technology for the web. First unveiled at the Google I/O developer conference earlier this year, PNaCl is an updated version of the Native Client ( …
Neil McAllister, 12 Nov 2013
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Google's Native Code browser tech goes cross-platform

Google I/O At its annual I/O conference in San Francisco this week, Google unveiled a new version of its Native Client technology that allows developers to deploy binary code for web applications in an architecture-independent way. With the original version of Native Client (NaCl), developers could write modules in C or C++ and compile …
Neil McAllister, 18 May 2013
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Google's Native Client goes live in Chrome

Google has officially launched Native Client – a means of securely running C and C++ code inside a browser – as part of a new stable version of its Chrome browser that activates this rather controversial sandboxing technology. Mountain View turned on Native Client, aka NaCl, in the Chrome beta last month, and on Friday, it …
Cade Metz, 16 Sep 2011
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Google Native Client: The web of the future - or the past?

Chad Austin believes in Google's Native Client because he believes in the web. He sees the web as the ultimate programming platform – something that spans not only disparate devices but the competing interests of the world's corporate tech giants – and he sees Native Client as a way of bringing most any language to the …
Cade Metz, 12 Sep 2011
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Google Chrome beta turns on native code machine

With its latest Chrome beta, Google has turned on Native Client, its rather bold effort to securely run native applications inside the browser. This means that Native Client is slated to make its official debut with Chrome 14 in September. In a recent interview with The Register, Google vice president of engineering Linus …
Cade Metz, 12 Aug 2011
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Google hooks Native Client into Visual Studio, Eclipse

Google I/O Google is building an interactive Native Client debugger that will integrate with various popular IDEs. According to Google engineer David Springer, the company will begin with Visual Studio before moving on to Eclipse and others. "We're starting with Visual Studio because a lot of client programs are already built there," …
Cade Metz, 12 May 2011
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Opera CTO still sour on Google native code plugin

Google I/O Officially, Opera CTO Håkon Wium Lie was at Google's developer conference to discuss WebP – Mountain View's open source effort to replace the aging JPEG image compression format – but he'd rather talk about WebM, the video format he calls the last missing piece in the standard web platform. This morning, at Google I/O in …
Cade Metz, 11 May 2011
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Google native code browser plug-in gets tickled

The Tcl scripting language has been plugged into Google's Native Client, allowing Tcl code to run inside the Google Chrome browser in much the same way that JavaScript does. Using Native Client – a Google-created plug-in for securely running native code inside the browser – Tcl now has direct access to the Chrome DOM. "The net …
Cade Metz, 14 Apr 2011
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Microsoft breaks own world record for IE nonsense

Microsoft has a wonderfully amusing talent for undoing its own good work. Last month, Redmond unveiled Internet Explorer 9, a Microsoft browser that finally embraced web standards in a very big way. But any goodwill it may have won from the web community has already been undermined by the company's latest efforts to remarket …
Cade Metz, 13 Apr 2011
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Google 'Arctic Sea' – Chrome native code, ahoy!

Google has released the first official version of the software development kit for Native Client, its controversial plug-in for running native code inside the browser. In a blog post, Google product manager Christian Stefansen called the release an "important milestone" in Google's efforts to make native code as portable and …
Cade Metz, 18 Feb 2011
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Google defends native code Chrome play

Google has defended its decision to run native code inside its Chrome browser, while calling its Native Client plug-in a "very important part" of the company's Chrome OS strategy. In unveiling its Cr-48 beta Chrome OS machine on Tuesday in San Francisco, Google did not mention Native Client. But when we asked what role the …
Cade Metz, 8 Dec 2010

Google Chrome OS: unlike Android, it's open source

Unlike Android, Google Chrome OS is open source. Whereas Android is coded behind closed doors — one big-name developer says it's no more open than Apple's iOS — Google's imminent browser-based operating system is built — in large part — where everyone can see it. A portion of the project remains closed — Google's boot-time- …
Cade Metz, 8 Nov 2010
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Opera shrugs off Google Native Client

Mozilla has no intention of mimicking Google's efforts to run native code inside the browser. And Opera feels much the same the way. In a recent conversation with The Register, Opera chief standards officer Charles McCathieNevile argued that Google's Native Client plug-in — a means of running native code inside the company's …
Cade Metz, 1 Oct 2010
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Mozilla mimics Google's native code demo in JavaScript

Velocity Mozilla believes that its JavaScript engine isn't that far from matching the performance of Google's Native Client plug-in, which eschews web standards to run native code inside the browser. Speaking today at the net-performance obsessed Velocity conference in Santa Clara, California, Mozilla open source evangelist Chris …
Cade Metz, 25 Jun 2010
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Google programming Frankenstein is a Go

Google I/O Google's back-end infrastructure is now running applications built with its new-age Go programming language. "We're already using Go internally at Google for some production stuff," Robert Pike, one of Go's developers and a former member of the Unix team at Bell Labs, said today during a question and answer session at the …
Cade Metz, 20 May 2010
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Google heats up native code for Chrome OS

Google has released a preliminary software development kit for Native Client, its native-code browser plug-in. The company unveiled its Native Client SDK "developer preview" with a blog post on Wednesday, calling it "an important first step in making Native Client more accessible as a tool for developing real web applications …
Cade Metz, 13 May 2010
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Google extends ARM to browser natives

Google has told the world that Native Client - its native-code browser plug-in - can now run on ARM chips. When the plug-in was first released a year ago, it only ran on x86 processors, but the company has now updated the platform for x86-64 and ARM. In a blog post, Google said that its initial tests indicate that on both …
Cade Metz, 18 Mar 2010

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