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Author Topic: Here's a New Wrinkle in Chrome: A Silently Install Method for Extensions  (Read 3279 times)


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See this link:  http://adblockplus.o...e-installed-web-apps

So there are extensions - and web apps - that can be silently installed in Chrome. Apparently this capability has been there for a while, though only a couple of Google extensions have done it so far. Still, it's a little disconcerting. Quote from the last paragraph of the article:

Don’t get me wrong: Google Chrome is a great browser and it is easy to get excited about it, argue about benchmarks, brand-new standards and such. But sometimes you get a reminder: this is a Google product and it has to benefit Google. It isn’t merely about making the web better, it is also about promoting Google products and giving them an advantage over competing services. Google may speak out for net neutrality but with their browser the own services get prioritized. Even if it requires violating your privacy.



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Chrome is a great browser, but man... Anything good has a catch...  :'(
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