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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
Chrome and Firefox extensions with up to 4M installs leaked sensitive data, including names and passwords, to marketing intelligence service Nacho Analytics   —  As many as 4 million people have Web browser extensions that sell their every click.  And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Jul 18, 2019, 9:15 PMIn context
Shelby Brown / CNET:
Google increases Chrome bug bounty rewards, tripling the maximum baseline reward from $5,000 to $15,000 and doubling the maximum reward from $15,000 to $30,000   —  Since 2010, Google has paid some people who report security holes in the Chrome browser.  If becoming a digital bounty hunter sounds …
Jul 18, 2019, 1:15 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google's Safe Browsing service gets its own Chrome extension, which notifies users of deceptive URLs and lets users report suspicious sites   —  Google today released the Suspicious Site Reporter Extension.  As its name implies, the extension lets users report suspicious sites to Google's Safe Browsing service.
Jun 18, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google's Chrome 76, now in beta, will block Flash by default; a Google employee claims Chrome 76 will prevent sites from detecting users in Incognito Mode   —  Following version 75's release on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux last week, the next beta release of Google's browser is rolling out.
Jun 14, 2019, 7:05 PMIn context
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Evernote has fixed a security flaw in its Web Clipper Chrome extension that could have allowed hackers access to users' sensitive info from third-party sites   —  A critical flaw in the Evernote Web Clipper Chrome extension could allow potential attackers to access users' sensitive information from third party online services.
Jun 13, 2019, 2:10 AMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google says it is raising the maximum filter rules limit to 150K from the current 30K in the new Chrome extensions API, giving ad blocker devs more control   —  Google relaxes control on new Chrome extensions API that would have crippled ad blockers.  —  After being ripped to shreds by angry users …
Jun 12, 2019, 9:10 PMIn context
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google Stadia details: pre-order now, coming in Nov. with $130 Founder's Edition, subscription costs $10/month not including extra games, and free tier in 2020   —  Today, Google has revealed the key details that were conspicuously missing from its March announcement of the new Stadia game streaming service.
Jun 6, 2019, 12:27 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google's new policies for Chrome extensions and Drive API will limit the ability of extensions and 3rd party apps to access personal data, starting this summer   —  AFTER YEARS OF issues with rogue Chrome extensions, hijacks, and malware, Google announced a slew of new policies Thursday to ensure the little browser applets are secure.
May 30, 2019, 3:40 PMIn context
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google to proceed with its plan to limit current ad blocking capabilities for Chrome extensions, leaving the current capabilities available only to enterprises   —  Back in January, Google announced a proposed change to Chrome's extensions system, called Manifest V3, that would stop current ad blockers from working efficiently.
May 29, 2019, 5:45 PMIn context
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
The rise of Chrome and its open source Chromium sibling, often used in new browser projects, raises concerns about Google's effective power over the web   —  - Once underdog, browser now labeled ‘spyware,’ ‘monopolist’  — Company accused of stalling approvals for rival browsers
May 28, 2019, 2:20 PMIn context

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