Lifehacker: Make It Harder to Fall Down a YouTube ‘Rabbit Hole’ With This Extension

Lifehacker: Make It Harder to Fall Down a YouTube ‘Rabbit Hole’ With This Extension. “Watching videos on YouTube can be entertaining, but watching one video can quickly turn into watch fifty if you’re not careful. YouTube Rabbit Hole is an extension that can help. As the name suggests, the extension reduces the ability for you to fall down the YouTube rabbit hole. How it does that is through hiding things like recommendations and comments.”

My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users. “When we use browsers to make medical appointments, share tax returns with accountants, or access corporate intranets, we usually trust that the pages we access will remain private. DataSpii, a newly documented privacy issue in which millions of people’s browsing histories have been collected and exposed, shows just how much about us is revealed when that assumption is turned on its head.”

Library of Congress: The Experimental Congress.gov Browser Extension Can Now Search the Compilation of Presidential Documents

Library of Congress: The Experimental Congress.gov Browser Extension Can Now Search the Compilation of Presidential Documents. “This latest update to the experimental Google Chrome Congress.gov browser extension that is hosted by LC Labs adds the ability to highlight text on a page and search for it in the Compilation of Presidential Documents on govinfo. The compilation includes executive orders and executive proclamations issued after 1992.”

Lifehacker: Create Written Notes From YouTube Videos Instantly With this Chrome Extension

Lifehacker: Create Written Notes From YouTube Videos Instantly With this Chrome Extension. “There are a ton of informative YouTube videos out there. When you’re watching one where you’re hoping to learn something; however, you have to take your own notes on the topic for later. Gnotes is an extension that can help with that.”

The Register: Youtube Queue Chrome extension booted out of store for search engine hijacking, revealing Google’s lax dev checks

The Register: Youtube Queue Chrome extension booted out of store for search engine hijacking, revealing Google’s lax dev checks . “Google has removed a Chrome extension called Youtube Queue from its official online store for violating its program policies following complaints it was hijacking users’ web searches. However, another extension called Croowila Videos Player that shares similar suspect code remains available.”

Lifehacker: Block Sites From Google Results With uBlacklist

Lifehacker: Block Sites From Google Results With uBlacklist. “Sometimes you just never want to see a certain site in your Google results. Maybe you want to block a sketchy news source, or you don’t want Pinterest in your image search results, or there’s a really gross forum that keeps appearing in searches. Some sites like Yahoo Answers and Quora have a way of cluttering up lots of searches. You can block a site from future searches with the uBlacklist Chrome extension.”