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Internet safety watchdogs have expressed concern over the latest version of Google Chrome using encryption to bypass the UK’s new porn block, the Sunday Times reports. The watchdogs insist that the browser’s “encrypted” version is capable of bypassing filters that stop minors from viewing X-rated content online and connect them directly to Google's servers. READ MORE: Porn Malware Discovered in Google Play Game Apps, Some Aimed at Children Google’s updated Chrome will also allegedly make it harder to block damaging material including abuse images and terrorist propaganda. The Sunday Times cited an unnamed government source as claiming that by directly connecting users to its servers, Google will grant them access to “an incredible amount of data”; the accusation has been denied by the internet giant. “Google has not made any changes to the default behaviour … [Read more...] about Google’s ‘Encrypted’ Chrome Hampers UK Porn Block – Report