Google Drops Change That Would Cripple Ad Blockers in Chrome

Perhaps Google won’t be our new overlords, either. They’ve abandoned a plan to modify the Chrome browser in a way that would have crippled competing ad blockers and other tools. The change followed a study by ad blocking vendor Ghostery that disproved Google’s claim that ad blockers slow down page loads. In fact, they speed them up. Honest mistake by Google? You decide.