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Google bans Chrome extensions purchased to deliver adware

20
Jan
2014

Google has removed two Chrome extensions from its store due to the way they were serving ads to users. The extensions in question, Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page, both started life as useful additions to Googles web browser, but were soon serving users pop-ups and other intrusive ads. These arent regular banner ads, says Agarwal, these are invisible ads that work [in] the background and replace links. The issue was picked up by OMG Chrome and Ars Techinca, both of which suspect the issues arent limited to Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page.

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