Why does the Chrome extension permissions include "Your tabs and browsing activity"?

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This is indeed confusing, because Social Fixer does not ever access your other tabs or browsing activity.

The problem is that Social Fixer needs some special permissions in order to make ajax calls back to SocialFixer.com to check for updates, messages, etc. Unfortunately, the permission to do this is lumped with others under the grouping "Tabs and browsing history".

So, it's very misleading, and many extension developers have complained about it because it confuses users. They have plans to change it.

Rest assured, Social Fixer will never access any of your private information, browsing history, cookies, stored data, or anything else personal. The goal of Social Fixer is to fix annoyances, not create them!


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