Chrome Users Beware: Manifest V3 is Deceitful and Threatening

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Manifest V3, Google Chrome’s soon-to-be definitive basket of changes to the world of web browser extensions, has been framed by its authors as “a step in the direction of privacy, security, and performance.” But we think these changes are a raw deal for users. We've said that since Manifest V3 was announced, and continue to say so as its implementation is now imminent. Like FLoC and Privacy Sandbox before it, Manifest V3 is another example of the inherent conflict of interest that comes from Google controlling both the dominant web browser and one of the largest internet advertising networks.
 
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Google givith and taketh.
- With the 'privacy sandbox' websites are limited on what they can track/fingerprinting, but we pay with a 'conversion measurement API'.
- With Manifest 3.0 we get better extension containment (security) but we pay with less blocking capabilities (advertisements).

When the standards are dictated by a company which controls 2/3 of the internet search & advertising and the other big tech companies have similar data mining interests, can we expect otherwise? When big tech companies tell us they protect our privacy, they are really telling us they are making it harder for others to snoop on our data.

This is what we get for 'free'
 

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Google givith and taketh.
- With the 'privacy sandbox' websites are limited on what they can track/fingerprinting, but we pay with a 'conversion measurement API'.
- With Manifest 3.0 we get better extension containment (security) but we pay with less blocking capabilities (advertisements).

When the standards are dictated by a company which controls 2/3 of the internet search & advertising and the other big tech companies have similar data mining interests, can we expect otherwise? When big tech companies tell us they protect our privacy, they are really telling us they are making it harder for others to snoop on our data.

This is what we get for 'free'
-I agree with you about the insane things' lack of privacy
But this does not mean excessive intrusion on the privacy of users.
-Monopoly serves those giant companies as they remove competitors (they do not accept their competitors in the data market)
-There are a few paid browsers, but most of them are for companies and the rest may not be truly reliable.
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There are two key dates for the phase-out:

  • January 17, 2022: New Manifest V2 extensions will no longer be accepted by the Chrome Web Store. Developers may still push updates to existing Manifest V2 extensions, but no new Manifest V2 items may be submitted.
  • January 2023: The Chrome browser will no longer run Manifest V2 extensions. Developers may no longer push updates to existing Manifest V2 extensions.



So are we from now v3 ? Only way to know developed extension is to verify from developer from now?

Well i trust adguard will be compatible with google chrome now and then
 

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Firefox users:
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According to this blog, Mozilla has stated it will not only"work alongside" various manifest v.3 components but adopt ones like declarativeNetRequest in order to "maintain compatibility" w/Chrome.

Moz for real can't afford to break away from Google completely--its Firefox browser market share has been declining in the past five years to around 3% If we're honest, Google is Mozilla's lifeline.