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Mobile Minute: Google pulls Chrome extensions

Mobile Minute:
Google has pulled two Chrome extensions from the Internet after they were hijacked by marketers. Chrome extensions are free downloads that add capabilities to Google Chrome. Many extensions are created by developers who want to share useful applications with others. But lately some entrepreneurs have been buying Chrome extensions or trying to pay the developers to insert advertising. In two cases, those deals resulted in ads that violated Google’s terms of service, so the software was pulled. The two affected extensions are Add to Feedly and Tweet this Page. Both of these extensions have fewer than 100,000 users. Over the weekend another Chrome extension called Honey, which has more than 700,000 users, said it had been approached with buyout offers from data collections firms and malware companies. Honey declined those offers.
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Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports (nbreports.com). At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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