Chrome Web Store Stories November 18, 2020

Over the past few years, Google has been continuously working to make Chrome extensions safer. Developers now have to limit what they do with collected data, while the Chrome Web Store early next year will feature a privacy practices disclosure .

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Chrome Web Store Stories September 22, 2020

Google is pulling the plug on paid Chrome extensions over the next year

Earlier this year, Google announced some changes to the Chrome Web Store in an effort to curb malicious extensions. Now, Google is announcing that paid Chrome extensions will no longer be available.

Chrome Web Store Stories June 18, 2020

Google has removed over 70 add-ons from the Web Store for the Chrome web browser after reports of malicious activity.

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Chrome Web Store Stories April 30, 2020

Google imposes new restrictions on Chrome extensions to help prevent spam

Since the Chrome Web Store has become the sole source of Chrome extensions, as well as a begrudging secondary provider for Microsoft Edge extensions, safety and security is of the utmost importance. To that end, Google has announced a new set of restrictions on Chrome extensions that should help cut back on spam.

Chrome Web Store Stories March 12, 2020

Google today announced “two significant changes” to the Chrome Web Store for extension developers. There’s a new default dashboard and up-front registration fee likely aimed at combating spam.

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Chrome Web Store Stories December 17, 2019

In recent weeks, Adblock Plus creator Wladimir Palant detailed how four browser extensions from Avast and AVG “upload detailed browsing profiles of their users.” Google this evening removed three of those named add-ons from the Chrome Web Store.

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