Lifehacker: Use Firefox’s ‘Election Bundle’ Extensions to Manage Facebook’s Political Powers

Lifehacker: Use Firefox’s ‘Election Bundle’ Extensions to Manage Facebook’s Political Powers. “It’s politics season on Facebook. With the midterm elections only a few weeks away, there’s a good chance you’re seeing targeted ads on Facebook based on your activity both on the platform and around the web. For those of us who are looking for ways to limit Facebook’s ability to influence what we say and do online, Mozilla recently launched an ‘election bundle’ of extensions for Firefox designed to curb Facebook’s ability to affect your political decision-making.”

BetaNews: Block more Google tracking with the latest Privacy Badger extension

BetaNews: Block more Google tracking with the latest Privacy Badger extension. “We live in an age where privacy is simultaneously highly valued and under increasing attack — and nowhere is this truer than online. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has been fighting the corner for web users for some time, and with the latest version of its Privacy Badger extension it is helping people fight back against Google.”

MakeUseOf: 9 Chrome Extensions Your Gmail Needs for a Better Email Experience

MakeUseOf: 9 Chrome Extensions Your Gmail Needs for a Better Email Experience. “In spite of numerous efforts, emails still exist and are thriving more than ever. But their fundamental shortcomings have remained the same. It’s still relatively easy for your Gmail inbox to get clogged up with spam. Inbox zero is still a dream for many, you still treat your email as a free commodity and give it everytime a website demands a new account. You get the idea. Thankfully, third-party Gmail plugins have come a long way in the meantime. Here are nine best Google Chrome extensions for all your emailing needs.”

Ars Technica: Google taking new steps to prevent malicious Chrome extensions

Ars Technica: Google taking new steps to prevent malicious Chrome extensions. “Google has announced plans to further restrict Chrome extensions in a bid to crack down on the number of malicious extensions found in the Chrome Web Store. We’ve seen a spate of malicious extensions this year; the extensions do things like steal credentials and participate in click fraud schemes. The malicious extensions take advantage of the considerable access to webpages that extensions have.”

Library of Congress: Try the New Experimental Congress.gov Chrome Browser Extension

Library of Congress: Try the New Experimental Congress.gov Chrome Browser Extension. “Have you ever found yourself reading a news story about legislation, and wished that you could quickly discover the primary source that the article discusses? With that use case in mind, we are excited to bring you an experimental, open source Google Chrome browser extension that will provide you with enhanced access to Congress.gov from third-party webpages, such as news sites.”

MakeUseOf: 9 Extensions That Turn Google Chrome Into a Multitasking Machine

MakeUseOf: 9 Extensions That Turn Google Chrome Into a Multitasking Machine . “The browser has gone from being just another app on your computer to being your workflow’s centerpiece. For some of us like me, it is the workflow. But at the end of the day, browsers are apps too. And it can get a tad messy when you’re trying to do everything on one app. Here are some useful Google Chrome extensions for a better multitasking experience.”

CNET: History Search remembers what’s on all those websites you visited so you can find it again

CNET: History Search remembers what’s on all those websites you visited so you can find it again. “The History Search extension indexes every website you visit and lets you search your history afterward. A free version keeps track of your 3,000 most recently visited pages, but paying $4 per month lifts that limit, developer Convergate said Tuesday.”