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Chrome Has a Bug That Makes It Easy To Pirate Movies

While downloading videos from Youtube is easy with addons like Easy Youtube Video Downloader even in full-hd and high-quality mp3 with ease, the same is not possible for DRM copy-protected videos on paid services like Netflix.

Two researchers, David Livshits and Alexandra Mikityuk, identified Google of a potential bug in the Chrome browser. The users can copy and download movies from online streaming sites such as Netflix. These are the movies that are encrypted and are copy-protected. The researchers notified of the potential bug on May 24, but Google still has to respond to the problem.

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The Bug: What It Can Do

When Google Chrome users stream media through the browser, they can create a copy of the movie easily. The problem looks simple but in reality, not everyone can download the movie when streaming via Chrome.

The issue is with the Widevine, which is the digital management system owned by the Google. Widevine is responsible for decrypting the encrypted videos from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other online streaming sites. These sites have strict content protection systems in place to keep the content secure. The idea is to only allow the viewers to see the video on the browser. Downloading the videos is not allowed in any case.

Data Saver By Google For Faster Web-browsing On Desktop

Google Chrome web-browser on mobile-platforms features the option to reduce bandwidth costs and enable faster web-browsing utilizing the "Google Data Compression Proxy". The same had been made available to Google Chrome Desktop users via an unofficial Data Compression Proxy extension as shared earlier, now the feature is officially made available by Google as new Data Saver web-browser extension.

Once Data Saver extension is activated on Google Chrome, the web-browser will use Google servers to compress pages you visit before downloading them. Taking user's privacy into consideration, the service will bypass the compression proxy for SSL and incognito web-pages.

Data Saver By Google

Trick To Enable Data Compression Proxy For Faster Browsing And Bandwidth Saving In Google Chrome For Desktop

Similar to Opera Turbo technology, Google Chrome features an "data compression proxy" for Android and Apple iOS mobile-devices which when enabled opens a connection between the user phone and optimization servers running in Google's datacenters relaying all non-encrypted HTTP requests over this connection. The SSL secured proxy connection performs intelligent compression and minification of HTML, JavaScript and CSS resources which are not essential to render the page. These optimizations, combined with gzip compression for all resources, DNS lookups from proxy and images converted to WebP with resulting sizes upto 80% smaller provides huge bandwidth savings and resulting in faster web-browsing experience.

This feature is not available for Google Chrome Desktop users, however a free Chrome extension now allows users to get the same savings on their desktop computers. The extension sends all HTTP (but not HTTPS) traffic through Chrome Data Compression Proxy server, which utilizes SPDY protocol to speed up web browsing. Users can check bandwidth savings by visiting chrome://net-internals/#bandwidth and can disable compression-proxy by clicking the green bolt icon from the toolbar.

Data Compression Proxy By Google

Creating, Installing & Managing Google Chrome Themes

As of now, Google Chrome BETA does not support themes officially and provides no way to manage them, However, free software are now available to easily create, install and manage themes for the browser.

Google Chrome Firefox Theme

Google Chrome Firefox Theme

XChrome Theme Manger LogoXchrome Theme Manager is the first and only software currently available to install and manage Google Chrome Themes, The free software is still in BETA but lets you fully automate the installation of Google Chrome themes without any hassles.

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