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Google Chrome flirts with killing URLs

Ian Paul | May 6, 2014
We're all used to lengthy web addresses, but an early Chrome feature suggests Google might try to do away with them.

But Google is not perfect, and every now and then a simple Google search for something innocuous like can end with hilarious results. Or, worse, an innocent search for celebrities like Lily Collins could direct you to a malicious website.

The good news is that while the new feature would hide URLs if it becomes a default feature, advanced users can still find the full URL. All you have to do is click on the Origin Chip and Chrome will expose the complete web address.


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