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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Spyware Sucks: Dear Google and Microsoft

This alert appeared in Google Chrome today. I have no idea why. Dear Google: how am I meant to know if this is a “real” Skype extension? There’s no information about the provider/developer on that screen and if I close the dialogue because I don’t want to install something unexpected unless I know it is legit I lose the opportunity to install (there’s nothing in the Extensions window – even disabled – and the prompt to enable disappears from the Customize dropdown).

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