New Firefox extensions from Google - Anti Phishing and Blogger Comments
Yesterday Google released 2 new Firefox extensions.
Google Safe Browsing
Google Safe Browsing is an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretences. This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more sophisticated, widespread and dangerous. That's why it's important to browse safely with Google Safe Browsing. By combining advanced algorithms with reports about misleading pages from a number of sources, Safe Browsing is often able to automatically warn you when you encounter a page that's trying to trick you into disclosing personal information.
Blogger Web Comments
Blogger Web Comments for Firefox is an extension that makes it easy to see what bloggers are saying about a page you're viewing in Firefox and even make your own blog post about it, all without leaving the page you're on.
Hey, this is good! Apart from the obvious use of these extensions, they also show that Google is serious about supporting Firefox. The extensions should bring more users to Firefox and get some media coverage.Comment by ADAXL at December 16, 2005 08:11 AM | Permalink
I'm not clear why write an extension to improve Blogger, rather than improve the service, so that all users benefit?Comment by Julien Couvreur at December 16, 2005 05:55 PM | Permalink
The justification for keeping Safe Browsing US only might be that European data protection laws make it illegal :/
I know that the Danish data protection laws are very strict, but I'm not sure that they'd outlaw that plugin.Comment by Dan V. P. Christiansen at December 19, 2005 01:06 PM | Permalink