Google’s clever-clogs are focused on many things, but not this: The Chrome Web Store. (The Register)

The Register: Google’s clever-clogs are focused on many things, but not this: The Chrome Web Store. Devs complain of rip-offs, scams, wait times. “Programmers are complaining that Google’s Chrome Web Store still looks more like an ill-tended shack than a legitimate store. Developers are continuing to complain about dubious extensions with fake users, extension copying, and long waits for extension approval, among other gripes.”

Creative Commons: Introducing the CC Search Browser Extension

Creative Commons: Introducing the CC Search Browser Extension. “With the CC Search Browser Extension, users can now search for CC-licensed images, download them, and attribute the owner/creator without needing to head over to Flickr, Behance, Rawpixel or any other source of CC-licensed content.”

Wired: Amazon Takes a Swipe at PayPal’s $4 Billion Acquisition

Wired: Amazon Takes a Swipe at PayPal’s $4 Billion Acquisition . “Days before Christmas, at the height of the last-minute holiday shopping rush, an ominous message appeared on Amazon.com. It warned shoppers who used a popular browser extension called Honey that the service, which promises to track prices and discount codes, was ‘a security risk.'”

Decrypt: A malicious Google Chrome extension cost one user $16,000

Decrypt: A malicious Google Chrome extension cost one user $16,000. “A user of a malicious cryptocurrency wallet, Ledger Secure, claims to have lost $16,000 worth of the privacy coin Zcash. Ledger Secure, an extension for Google Chrome, isn’t related to Ledger, the hardware wallet makers of a similar name. Instead, it passes a user’s seed phrase back to the creator of the extension, claimed @BTCSchellingPt.”

Lifehacker: Add IMDB Ratings and Show Info to Netflix With This Extension

Lifehacker: Add IMDB Ratings and Show Info to Netflix With This Extension. “When you’re trying to find something to watch on Netflix, sometimes you want to know what others outside of Netflix thought about the show. That’s where zRate can help. The Chrome extension brings in rating info from IMDB and occasionally Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, and offers information about the program’s plot, and the main cast from the same sites.”

Hongkiat: 5 Best Mozilla Firefox Privacy-focused Add-ons

Hongkiat: 5 Best Mozilla Firefox Privacy-focused Add-ons . “If you’re a privacy enthusiast, you might be using one of the best open-source web browsers: Mozilla Firefox. Even if you don’t care about online privacy, it’s best to opt for Mozilla Firefox, thanks to its set of pro-privacy features. That’s not all; you can do a lot more to protect your online privacy. Among the options, an easy and quick one is to install privacy-focused add-ons in Mozilla Firefox. Since Firefox is one of the oldest browsers on the planet, it offers a plethora of add-ons — for every purpose!”