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Google looks to put an end to resource sucking Chrome extensions

Google is cracking down on multipurpose Chrome extensions (NASDAQ:GOOG)
| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Dec 20, 2013 3:00 pm

Today Google announced that it has began cracking down on multifunction extensions for its Chrome web browser. These type of browsers typically slow down a users machine by consuming massive amounts of system resources even while at idle.




A new Chrome Web Store policy has been put into place that states that all extensions must be designed with a single purpose, and extensions that do not fit the bill will be removed from the Web Store. Single-purpose design for extensions has "always been the intent of the Chrome extension system," Google's, Erik Kay, writes in a blog post. "These multi-purpose extensions can crowd your browser UI and slow down your web browsing - sometimes significantly. We're making this policy change to fix these problems and give users more control over their browsing experience,"


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