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Google opens up Chrome 117 Developer Tools box, drops in a few spanners


"Since Chrome 108, Google has been bringing back the prerendering of web pages that a Chrome user is deemed likely to visit. Much like speculative execution in CPU microarchitecture – the source of a few security issues – the idea is to fetch and load web resources before they're needed to save time."

Isn't this just a (blatant) method of increasing advertisement "link-through" stats?

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