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    Google Chrome changes may allow users to bypass metered paywalls

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    Vahe Arabian

    Founder and Editor in Chief of State of Digital Publishing. My vision is to provide digital publishing and media professionals a platform to collaborate and promote their efforts, my passion is to uncover talent and… Read more

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    Vahe Arabian

    Founder and Editor in Chief of State of Digital Publishing. My vision is to provide digital publishing and media professionals a platform to collaborate and promote their efforts, my passion is to uncover talent and…Read more

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    Shelley Seale is a journalist, content creator, award-winning writer, author, publication designer, editor and communications professional. She can be reached at www.shelleyseale.com. and Twitter

    What’s Happening:

    Google has confirmed that it is making changes to its Chrome internet browser, closing a loophole that made it possible for websites to detect and intercept users who were privately browsing in incognito mode.

    Why it Matters:

    The Google Chrome change will take effect on July 30. For digital publishers who use metered paywalls, this could spell trouble as the Chrome update may allow incognito users to bypass the log-in/subscribe step for continued access to content.

    Digging Deeper:

    Some of the key findings from the Adobe report include:


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