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Google Chrome extension criticized for data collection


Securityweek - (International) Security researchers at ScrapeSentry and Heimdal Security reported that the Webpage Screenshot Google Chrome third-party extension contained malicious code that allowed for copies of all browser data to be sent to a server in the U.S. Google removed the extension from the Chrome Web Store, and Webpage Screenshot claimed that the information was only used for marketing and development purposes.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:59