Chrome will boost the security and privacy for extensions by reimagining the way a number of powerful APIs work with its new Declarative Net Request API.

Instead of a user granting each extension access to all of their sensitive data, Google created a way for developers to request access to only the data needed to accomplish the same functionality, according to a June 12 blog post.

“With the current Web Request API, users grant permission for Chrome to pass all information about a network request - which can include things like emails, photos, or other private information - to the extension,” the blog said. “In contrast, the Declarative Net Request API allows extensions to block content without requiring the user to grant access to any sensitive information."

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