Google apparently has taken one step back from its “origin chip”
plan that would hide the full addresses for Web sites that people
visit with its Chrome browser.
On Tuesday, Chrome team member Peter Kasting demoted one aspect
of the address-hiding feature from a top priority to a
third-level priority. “The origin chip work is backburnered,” he
said in his explanation on Google’s issue-tracking site.
The new Safari on OS X Yosemite does pretty much the same thing. I wonder if Apple is going to stick with it. I have mixed feelings about it — I think it’s probably better for most users to just show the domain name, but I’d like an option to restore the old behavior.