Ben Smith Google is getting rid of Chrome extensions that ask for unnecessary data

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Google is hunting down Chrome extensions that request too much data, and has plans to begin deleting them from the Chrome Web Store very soon.

Google is demanding that any extension asking for user-provided content or access to communications publish their privacy policy by October 15. In the past, this has only been required from developers that request access to personal or sensitive user data, but the idea has always been considered best practice for web developers on the Chrome browser.

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Developers will be required to secure user data with modern cryptography and explain why they even need the information in the first place. They also need to describe how they plan to use the data and where it will be shared, if

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