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Google Chrome to get 'heavy ads' blocker

Google Chrome is reportedly set to get a "heavy ads" blocker.

According to 9to5 Google, the browser's developers are creating a tool to make browsing much faster by stopping heavily-rammed adverts from slowing everything down.

Google has published a guide explaining the tool and giving a definition on 'heavy'.

The wrote in a blog post: "An advertisement is considered heavy if it has not been clicked on by the user and meets any of the following criteria:

Used the main thread for more than 60 seconds total

Used the main thread for more than 15 seconds in any 30 second window (50% utilization over 30 seconds)

Used more than 4 megabytes of network bandwidth to load resources (sic)"

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