Yesterday, it was uncovered that Google is proposing a new set of rules and APIs for Chrome extensions to use, called Manifest V3, which, among other things, would severely hamper the capabilities of ad blocking extensions like uBlock Origin. The extension developer community is lashing back in a large way, with the developers of well-known Chrome extension Ghostery even considering an anti-trust complaint should the proposed change go through.
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Google Chrome Extensions Stories October 1, 2018
Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!
Google Chrome Extensions Stories July 23, 2018
Google also deprecating ‘Bookmark Manager’ Chrome extension next month
Over the weekend, we spotted that the “Save to Google” extension for Chrome was set to be discontinued next month. The reasoning behind that is still unclear, but the scheduled deprecation of another Google-made extension makes more sense.
Google Chrome Extensions Stories July 22, 2018
Unbeknownst to most users, Google has long featured native “Save” functionality to bookmark links and images. First built into Image Search and later the Search app on Android, Google also maintained a Chrome extension to save pages. However, Google is set to kill that client next month, thus sending mixed signals on the future of the feature.
Google Chrome Extensions Stories January 4, 2018
Chrome applying machine learning to counter deceptive extension installs
Chrome has long allowed sites to display install prompts for browser extensions to provide a seamless experience. Protections help insure that these inline installations aren’t abused. However, Google is now going further by making abuse detection run faster and more accurately.
Google Chrome Extensions Stories September 9, 2016
Recently Twitter launched a new dark-themed “Night Mode” for its Android and iOS apps. The new theme trades bright whites and blues for a dark blue background with lighter accents colors. Twitter hasn’t mentioned anything about bringing this new mode to the web anytime soon, but a new Chrome extension brings the functionality over, mostly, with just a simple click…