Your Google Chrome extensions can be used to secretly track you online

Web browser extensions can be used as a means of identifying users and tracking them across the web, new research suggests.

Online tracking has been the bane of the internet since its early days, but in recent years people have become increasingly reluctant to tolerate invasions of privacy. (opens in new tab). While some people claim that tracking is necessary to deliver personalized ads and thus keep internet services free, others shudder to think that companies retain control over what they do online.

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