In a move sure to annoy businesses and other groups that bundle browser extensions as part of their main toolset, Google is tightening extension security in Chrome for Windows.
The company announced on Friday two new features in Chrome 25 that will make it harder for third-parties to force-install extensions.
Chrome Product Manager Peter Ludwig wrote that Google decided to clamp down on third-party extensions because the policy had been "widely abused" to silently install extensions, "without proper acknowledgment from users."
All new third-party extensions will be disabled by default, Ludwig said. Once installed, a box … Read more