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The mouse gestures extension doesn't work on https pages. There's no NoScript extension. Then there's the scary message you get when installing a new extension: "This extension will have access to your browsing history and private data on all websites." <gulp>
"This extension will have access to your browsing history and private data on all websites."
Isn't that the same on Firefox too? With proper review no problem. But while skiping though the extension pages, I found some named "Test extension" or "My first extension".
So before installing an extension, maybe it's a good idea to have a look at its code. (just rename the crx file to zip).
is there one to turn "personalized search" off?
Now, see, on the one hand this is funny.
On the other, let's say you didn't really like bing and you wanted to look up something on Google and you were sick of wading through the tired, same-old, same-old cruft of personalised results and Chrome offered an extension which switched off personalised results and no other browser did.
Which browser would you choose?
Is firefox still supporting its competition with google everything by default? If so WHY!?!
Because that's what Google paid for, a while back.
Where else can the FireFox developers look, when you consider that Google wasn't in the browser market when these agreements where struck.
Bing? No chance, is IE or nothing as far as Microsoft are concerned.
Yahoo? Possible, but unlikely due to the pact between yhoo and msft. If yahoo where interested, it would almost certainly lead to a drop in revenues for FireFox.
If you where Google would you keep the agreement with FF?
I would because it suits them just as much as FireFox. Granted they will be making more revenue per user with Chrome, but more market share with FireFox.
Regarding extensions and privacy. Be sure you know what you're installing, and this doesn't just apply to Chrome.