Google Chrome Loses Two ExtensionsCategory: Software
Posted: January 20, 2014 04:51PM
Two extensions that reportedly violated the Terms of Service set by Google, Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page, have been removed from the Chrome Web Store. Both extensions were reportedly updated so that users of the Google Chrome Internet browser would see more advertisements. It has also been reported that the developers of Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page were paid to change the code of their respective extensions. Amit Agrawal, the developer of Add to Feedly, noted within a blog post that after the extension was sold, the code was changed by the buyer in order to alter Internet links to benefit affiliate programs.
Google favors an open system where applications are featured based on user reviews more so than the search engine giant approving the software. However, with this move Google explicitly shows that it still sets out to enforce its policies and protect users of the Chrome browser.