Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Shameful spyware in Smooth Gestures

Once again there was an ugly shameful and disgusting breach of what modern computing with OSS stands for. The Smooth Gestures extension to Chromium / Google Chrome was mucked with spyware which reports all the browsing actions to the creator of the extension.

Look here:

I personally used the extension so I was a bit upset when it disappeared from Chrome Market but a bit of googling was enough to wake up. It said: What the fuck?!

Anyway I hunted for some replacement which wasn't that easy... But I have found one: Recognize it for Chrome -