Google has been bundling Flash with its Chrome browser for more than two years, one way it has tried to stifle attacks of the frequently-vulnerable software. So far this year, Adobe has patched Flash Player nine time: once in February, twice in March, once each in May and June, twice in August, and once each in October and November.
Chrome 23 also introduced the "Do Not Track" (DNT) privacy feature; Google was the last major browser maker to add DNT support.
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