Google has recently come up with a new set of policies to fight against the spammy extensions from Chrome Web Store. Since its inception in the year 2011, it has the largest catalogue of browser extensions. Apart from gaining popularity among masses in all these years, it has also garnered fraudsters and spammers who don’t miss an opportunity to dupe its millions of users from money and data thefts. Due to this, Google plans to remove spammy extensions from Chrome Web Store.
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The policy manager for the Chrome Web Store, Rebecca Soares and Benjamin Ackerman have recently posted, “The increase in adoption of the extension platform has also attracted spammers and fraudsters introducing low-quality and misleading extensions in an attempt to deceive and trick our users into installing them to make a quick profit. We want to ensure that the…Chrome Web Store is clear and informative and not muddled with copycats, misleading functionalities or fake reviews and ratings.”
Taking everything into account, Google plans to remove spammy extensions from Chrome Web Store from August 27 onwards. The policy manager for the Chrome Web Store have divided the company’s anti-spam policy into five categories as follows:
With all these precautions in Google plans to remove spammy extensions from Chrome Web Store two days after the planned release date for Chrome 85.
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