Mashable: 7 Google Chrome extensions to spice up Netflix

Mashable: 7 Google Chrome extensions to spice up Netflix. “Whether you’re tired of mindlessly scrolling through the home screen to find a new comfort show now that The Office is gone, or if you’re over Googling reviews to make sure you won’t ruin a hook-up by watching something depressing, here are seven Chrome extensions that will elevate Netflix for you.”

Variety: New Google Chrome Extension SignUp Offers ASL Captions for Three Films on Disney Plus

Variety: New Google Chrome Extension SignUp Offers ASL Captions for Three Films on Disney Plus. “SignUp, a new Google Chrome extension, overlays ASL captions on three Disney Plus movies — ‘Moana,’ ‘Zootopia’ and ‘The Incredibles.’ Founded by Mariella Satow, the free tool was created because many members of the deaf community find that written captions lack vibrancy or aren’t descriptive enough, or are absent from media sites entirely.”

Hongkiat: Create GIFs Directly On Chrome with Chrome Capture

Hongkiat: Create GIFs Directly On Chrome with Chrome Capture. “Today, GIFs are commonly used for entertainment, business, and even for explaining things to people as it has a smaller file size compared to a video. GIF is also supported by all web browsers as well as instant messaging apps, so using it is really convenient Well, good thing is that there’s a Chrome plugin to create simple GIFs called Chrome Capture.”

Bleeping Computer: Google expects delays in enforcing 2FA for Chrome extension devs

Bleeping Computer: Google expects delays in enforcing 2FA for Chrome extension devs. “Google says that enforcing two-step verification on Google accounts of Chrome Web Store developers will take longer than expected. As first announced in June, Google will require all Chrome extension developers to enable 2-Step Verification (aka 2FA, dual-factor authentication, or 2SV) to publish or update their extensions after August 2nd.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Chrome Extensions that Automate Boring Browsing Tasks

MakeUseOf: 7 Chrome Extensions that Automate Boring Browsing Tasks. “Working in today’s fast-paced world can be daunting. There is so much to do with so little time available. Thankfully, automation is fast becoming a solution available to everyone. Activities such as filling out forms and job registrations are no longer tedious. Complex activities like scouring the Internet for information are now automated, thanks to browser automation extensions! If you are looking for ways to automate your daily repetitive browsing tasks, these Google Chrome extensions will automate your Web experience.”

Neowin: DuckDuckGo updates extension to block Google’s FLoC tracking

Neowin: DuckDuckGo updates extension to block Google’s FLoC tracking. “DuckDuckGo, the privacy search engine, has updated its DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension for Chrome to block Google’s new tracking method FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts). The update to the DuckDuckGo add-on comes after Google began a FLoC trial which opted Chrome users in without the option to opt-out unless they turned off third-party cookies which would break some websites.”

Make Tech Easier: 9 of the Best Chrome Extensions for Students

Make Tech Easier: 9 of the Best Chrome Extensions for Students. “Most students today rely on information available online to complete their projects and assignments. Those who are using the Chrome browser by Google have a variety of Chrome extensions available for them that will help with research and completing schoolwork. This article looks at the best Chrome extensions that every student should install and use.”

ReviewGeek: Lay’s Browser Extension Turns on YouTube Captions When It Hears You Eating Chips

ReviewGeek: Lay’s Browser Extension Turns on YouTube Captions When It Hears You Eating Chips. “When artificial intelligence rises up to take over Earth, it will be because of browser extensions like Lay’s Crispy Subtitles. The new AI-powered Chrome extension from Lay’s taps into your microphone and listens for the sound of crunchy, crispy potato chips. If it hears you eating chips while you watch a YouTube Video, the AI will automatically turn on captions for your video.”

Krebs on Security: Is Your Browser Extension a Botnet Backdoor?

Krebs on Security: Is Your Browser Extension a Botnet Backdoor?. “A company that rents out access to more than 10 million Web browsers so that clients can hide their true Internet addresses has built its network by paying browser extension makers to quietly include its code in their creations. This story examines the lopsided economics of extension development, and why installing an extension can be such a risky proposition.”

Lifehacker: Confuse Google Ads With This Chrome Extension

Lifehacker: Confuse Google Ads With This Chrome Extension. “You can try to combat data-collection in all kinds of fun ways, including manually blocking or clearing the data companies have on you and preventing yourself from being tracked as much as possible with various adblockers, anti-tracking extensions, and privacy-themed browsers, but considering the number of systems out there tracking you, those methods can only be so effective. AdNauseum works on a different principle.”

Mashable: 6 savvy time management extensions for Chrome

Mashable: 6 savvy time management extensions for Chrome. “Unfortunately, time management isn’t the easiest skill to acquire, especially if you’re busy stressing about how bad your time management is. There are tools that can help, however. And if you work online, there are extensions for Google’s popular Chrome browser that can help you more effectively manage your time. Struggling to make the minutes meet? Consider one of these extensions to help you get better at time management.”