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Google Chrome extensions found spying on users once again

Google Chrome extensions found spying on users once again

According to a report by Reuters, researchers at Awake Security uncovered a new spyware campaign that threatened the security of Chrome users. Google removed the more than 70 offending extensions from the Chrome Web Store last month after being alerted to the malicious activity, but not before they were downloaded 32 million times by unsuspecting...

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Chromebooks managed through Google Family Link can now install any extensions

Chromebooks managed through Google Family Link can now install any extensions

This story was originally published 2020/04/22 4:21am PDTon Apr 22, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/28 5:42pm PDTon May 28, 2020.  Earlier this month, Google whitelisted a few extensions for kids’ Chromebooks managed via Family Link, like Zoom, Hangouts, and some educational tools — only installable with parental permission, of course. This makes life easier for...

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Chrome Web Store cracks down on spam extensions and review manipulation

Chrome Web Store cracks down on spam extensions and review manipulation

The Chrome Web Store is still something of a wild west — seemingly every month, there’s a story about some popular extension stealing user data or doing something else it’s not supposed to do. Google has already made several policy changes lately, and its next target is spammy extensions. “The increase in adoption of the...

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10 Chrome extensions that help you stay productive on your Chromebook

10 Chrome extensions that help you stay productive on your Chromebook

This story was originally published 2020/03/26 9:10am PDTon Mar 26, 2020 and last updated 2020/04/15 9:19am PDTApr 15, 2020.  A lot of people are already used to working from home by now, but maybe some don’t use all the tools available to them on their Chromebooks (or in Chrome). Other than web apps, browser extensions...

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8 Chrome extensions that help you stay productive on your Chromebook

8 Chrome extensions that help you stay productive on your Chromebook

A lot of people are starting to get accustomed to remote working, considering that many countries have mandated shutdowns and quarantines to battle the novel coronavirus. While working from home may be comfortable and fun at first, you need to have the right tools at your disposal to be efficient and stay productive. If you...