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It's funny how the chrome store has skewed so far the opposite direction (kicking out extensions that claim they need http://*), but any Android app can claim they're a http:// handler.





well it is a pretty transparent use case : the app declares it can respond to any http intent.

The user has to agree to use that app to open http links.

Sure Google could kick this dev butt and ask them to use a more focused intent filter but that's way less of an issue than an extension siphoning all your web browsing.


The Play Store is a disasterous shit show; I don't trust apps on it at all.



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