Secret Google APIs in Chrome

Some news of an extension in Chrome that gives any Google domain access to special APIs is going around. Secret is perhaps somewhat clickbaity as they were part of the repo for the last decade but most including myself were unaware of them.

The tweet that started it all

Credit to for the screenshot

Simon Willison’s Weblog breaks it down well. In short it gives basic telemetry and trouble shooting data.

There was a Hacker News discussion as well. I would give my thoughts but the conversation I stole a screenshot of expresses them perfectly.

hacker news discussion

A short post but thought it was worth sharing. No major scandal but another example of Google and their monopoly on the web.

#chrome #google #privacy

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