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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"Sandboxing doesn't help in this situation. Even if a piece of software can't get outside the sandbox, if you voluntarily run it inside of your browser, it has access to whichever features the parent process does."

That's probably the heart of the disagreement right there. It's not really the case that a sandboxed extension has to have the same level of access as the parent process.

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