Which of your browser extensions are selling your data?

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I don’t know but you better watch this:

I found your data. It’s for sale.

Hover Zoom was an extension that grabs your data and sells it. That they take your browser’s history to sell is in their agreement, so your fault, I guess. After the report that came out above was passed to the major browser companies, the banned Hover as well as a half dozen other leaky extensions.

Nacho Analytics is behind this, claims they are totally legal, and is pissed that they got found out. The Washington Post essentially put Nacho out of business by closing down those extensions.

There are nearly 4,000 Google Chrome extensions that do this sort of thing on the Google Web Store. SO, this is Google’s fault as much as anyone’s.

I stopped using most extensions a long time ago.

This is Google telling you all the great things you can do to manage some of your information, but unhelpfully not telling you a thing about HOW to actually do it:

The way to do that is to go to the three dots thingie on your browser, then “settings” then “advanced” and you’ll find privacy settings there.

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