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500 Chrome extensions secretly uploaded private data from millions of users

Here we go again with the breaching of consumer data and perils of big tech invading everything in the world and on this planet. From Google to Facebook to Twitter, we just keep SMH as more and more data gets exposed. All along the way we even move closer to facial recognition use and artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Enlarge More than 500 browser extensions downloaded millions of times from Google’s Chrome Web Store surreptitiously Uploaded Private browsing data to attacker-controlled servers, researchers said on Thursday. The extensions were part of a long-running malvertising and ad-fraud scheme that was discovered by independent researcher Jamila Kaya. She and researchers […]

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