Apple, Mozilla and Brave dont want web apps to talk directly to USB, Bluetooth and NFC hardware. Google wants a smarter web. That could open new security risks. Google is working to dramatically increase the power of web browsers. There one big problem: The plan could create new security problems that undermine the web. The web has had a remarkable track record of thwarting attacks. You can generally click a link and trust that your browser will protect you. By contrast, app stores require...

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