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Google Blocks Chrome Extension Installations From 3rd-Party Sites

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You probably have come across many websites that let you install browser extensions without ever going to the official Chrome web store.

It's a great way for users to install an extension, but now Google has decided to remove the ability for websites to offer "inline installation" of Chrome extensions on all platforms.

Google announced today in its Chromium blog that by the end of this year, its Chrome browser will no longer support the installation of extensions from outside the Web Store in an effort to protect its users from shady browser extensions. "We continue to receive large volumes of complaints from users about unwanted extensions causing their Chrome experience to change unexpectedly — and the majority of these complaints are attributed to confusing or deceptive uses of inline installation on websites," says James Wagner, Google's extensions platform product manager. Google's browser extensions crackdown will take place in three phases:

Starting today, the...(continued)

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