ZDNet: NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome. “Starting today, the NoScript Firefox extension, a popular tool for privacy-focused users, is also available for Google Chrome, Giorgio Maone, NoScript’s author, has told ZDNet.”
Daily Beast: Google Deals New Blow to Alt-Right Social Network Gab. “The new bans target Dissenter, a browser extension created by Gab that adds a parallel comment section to any web page on the internet. The decision from the two tech companies makes it harder for people to add Dissenter to their browsers.”
Lifehacker: How to Spice Up Gmail’s ‘Smart Replies’ With Random Poetry. “Not all hacks have to make you a productivity wizard. Some only need to make you happy, and add a little joy (or confusion) to those you email, too. At least, that’s the best way I can think of to describe the Chrome extension ‘Suggested poems for Gmail,’ a brilliant little service that drops a literary bomb on Google’s normal suggested autoreplies in Gmail.”
BetaNews: Mozilla is launching curated Recommended Extensions program this summer. “However much you love your chosen web browser, you have probably enhanced its capabilities through the use of add-ons. Finding decent, reliable add-ons can be tricky, and this is why Mozilla is launching the Recommended Extensions program.”
NullSweep: Launching the Mozilla Plugin Privacy Test Database. “Today, I launched the Plugin Privacy Test Database for Mozilla plugins. The tests attempt to determine whether plugins passively gather data about users browsing habits. In this introductory blog post, I will outline the test methods used and some of the results limitations.”
Lifehacker: See Someone’s Facebook and LinkedIn Info Right in Gmail With This Extension. “One of the features of being a reporter is you get a significant amount of unsolicited email, often from people that you don’t know. Discoverly is a Chrome extension that can help put those stranger’s emails into perspective.”
Lifehacker: Preview Your Google Search Results Using This Browser Extension. “Rather than opening up each individual link to see what the search result is, the Chrome extension allows you to see a preview of the webpage by hovering your mouse over it. That way when you finally do open that additional tab or just click on a link you know what you’re getting into.” A couple of commenters had security concerns because of how the extension operates.