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Google Cracks Down on Rogue Browser Extensions

Google is cracking down on Chrome browser extensions that risk user privacy. The new policies err on the side of caution and follow a Washington Post investigation that claimed millions of users had data stolen by rogue browser extensions. A browser ... extension, also called an "add-on" in some browsers, is a third-party tool that users can incorporate into their web browser. It's designed to add extended functions to the browser, which then make using the browser and web much easier. Examples of extensions include: a password manager, which can remember user passwords and ... (view more)

Dennis Faas's picture

Reading the Fine Print Always a Good Idea

Sometimes, there's a good reason that the "privacy policy" has been placed almost invisibly at the bottom of the page, and that when you click on the link, it presents you with a mountain of microscopic legal-like gobbledygook in a document 24-pages ... long. The reason the policy is placed in a small, out-of-the-way location is simple: the site owners don't really want you to realize that you've just agreed to allow any information they collect about you or your PC to be distributed across the Internet for the rest of your life. But you'll miss that because you won't bother to read beyond the ... (view more)

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[ShellX 20071123]: 'All Snap', and 'Disable Windows Games Via Restriction Policies'

All Snap allSnap makes all of your open windows snap to position. Not sure what we mean? allSnap is a small system tray app that makes all top level windows automatically align like they do in programs such as Winamp or Photoshop. ... http://www.cs.utoronto.ca/~iheckman/allsnap/ Disable Windows Games Via Restriction Policies Employees not getting their work done because they're spending too much time playing Solitaire? This program will show you how to disable applications from a central management location. No more Mr. Nice Guy. http://maximillianx.blogspot.com/ (view more)

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