IGN India: Netflix Party Launches As A Google Chrome Extension

IGN India: Netflix Party Launches As A Google Chrome Extension. “You can still have a party despite social distancing, and Netflix has the perfect way for you to jam. The streaming giant launched a chrome extension that allows you and your compadres to watch Netflix shows and movies together right from the comfort of your own homes.”

The Register: Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web

The Register: Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web. “The purpose of the Facebook Container is to let you continue to use Facebook but without having the social network site track your browsing elsewhere. ‘Installing this extension closes your Facebook tabs, deletes your Facebook cookies, and logs you out of Facebook,’ say the docs.”

VentureBeat: DoNotPay now lets you share online subscriptions without divulging your password

VentureBeat: DoNotPay now lets you share online subscriptions without divulging your password. “DoNotPay, the digital lawyer that shot to prominence for its bot that helps drivers appeal parking tickets, has launched a new product aimed at consumers. With the DoNotPay Subscription Sharing Chrome extension, anyone can share access to their online accounts — like Spotify, Netflix, Disney+ — without divulging their password.”

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Chrome Privacy Extensions for Better Security

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Chrome Privacy Extensions for Better Security. “Google Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser. But it isn’t the world’s most private browser—not by a long shot. Chrome receives consistently poor reviews regarding its approach to privacy. As the world’s largest advertising company, Google is a prime position to exploit the millions of Chrome users around the globe. Thankfully, you can take steps to increase your Google Chrome privacy using extensions. Here are the 8 best privacy extensions for Google Chrome.”

Krebs on Security: The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions

Krebs on Security: The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions. “Last week, KrebsOnSecurity reported to health insurance provider Blue Shield of California that its Web site was flagged by multiple security products as serving malicious content. Blue Shield quickly removed the unauthorized code. An investigation determined it was injected by a browser extension installed on the computer of a Blue Shield employee who’d edited the Web site in the past month. The incident is a reminder that browser extensions — however useful or fun they may seem when you install them — typically have a great deal of power and can effectively read and/or write all data in your browsing sessions.”

Make Tech Easier: 5 Addons You Should Use for a Better YouTube Experience

Make Tech Easier: 5 Addons You Should Use for a Better YouTube Experience. “YouTube was redesigned, updated, and upgraded many times throughout the years. And yet, it still offers a subpar experience if viewed as ‘a source for media consumption,’ compared to, say, a media player. The site’s interface is designed to increase views and keep the visitor on its pages, not to offer the best media playback functionality. Thankfully, you can use some of the following smartly crafted addons to improve your YouTube watching experience.”