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Want a secure browser? Disable your extensions

Gervasio Marchand:

While working on Taut (aka BetterSlack) I noticed that a browser extension could do lots and lots of harm. On this article, I explain how the only way to browse safely is to completely avoid them (or to be really really involved in managing them).

If you’re thinking, “But open source!” click through and see what Gervasio has to say about that. He also includes some examples of extensions that went rogue or were hacked and how one could abuse the system.

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Making Slack better with BetterSlack

Does BetterSlack make Slack better?

…there are 2 or 3 things about Slack I think can be made better. That’s why I built BetterSlack. It’s a Chrome extension that injects javascript into your Slack environments to add (or remove) features.

Hide certain users, generate hangout links, move reactions to the right, threads on channel by default, hide status emojis … Gervasio has a 3 minute demo to explain things in more detail…

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