Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jun 2012 22:36 UTC
Google So, Google has made it very hard to install Chrome extensions outside of the Chrome Web Store - out of security concerns. In addition, they sprung this on users and extension developers without much consultation or consideration for their concerns. As always - understandable to protect users, but the handling has an almost Apple-like bluntness to it. Next up: how to jailbreak your browser?
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RE: Side-loading can be re-enabled
by Alfman on Mon 11th Jun 2012 03:03 UTC in reply to "Side-loading can be re-enabled"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

jasutton,

Yea, it's better than apple's control. But google is weaving precariously on the line between open and closed. I am extremely disappointed they're using a "security" excuse to justify new restrictions, which users won't know how to bypass. A better approach would have been to give users better tools to view/limit what extensions can do and just set the defaults to restrictive.

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