Google kicks cryptomining extensions from the Chrome Web Store

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Amid growing concern about a disregard for Chrome Web Store policies, Google is slapping a ban on extensions that mine for cryptocurrencies. With immediate effect, no more cryptomining extensions will be added to the Store, and as of July 2018, and existing mining tools will be removed. Google says that an astonishing 90 percent of mining extensions ignore rules that state cryptomining must be the extension’s sole purpose, and users need to be fully informed about the mining. See also: How to export your saved passwords from Chrome Chrome for Windows drops Microsoft compiler in favor of Clang Chromebooks could…

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