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ikarus1969
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Access rights

Post by ikarus1969 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:15 am

Hi Pavel!

I finally made a test-installation of the Chrome-browser and, of course installed the YoWindow-extension.
It works really well!

When i had a look at the "Details"-page of YoWindow in Chrome- Webstore i wondered why YoWindow needs access not only to data on yowindow.com but also wants or has access to my Tabs and Browser activities?

I have to admit i don't like that.

I also don't like that with apps for my android phone that want to read "everything" on my phone but the apps functions are completely independant to those rights.

Call me paranoid but what's the benefit (for the user)?
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Re: Access rights

Post by par » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:56 am

Hey, Reinhart!

I was thinking these security restrictions required to make YoWindow for Chrome run properly.
A part of the code was written by Dima so I was thinking we need them.
I have looked closely into the code and it turned out you are right.

YoWindow for Chrome does not need an access to tabs or context-menus.
I have removed the restrictions.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Again, happy to feel the support from your Reinhart personally in this case, and our forum community in general over Chrome extension development.
Thank you, guys!
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