Google recently removed two Chrome extensions from its web store after it was found that the integrated code were serving up ads in a way that violated the company’s terms of service.
The move, described in The Wall Street Journal over the weekend, involved the extensions “Tweet This Page.” and “Add to Feedly.” People reported that these extensions prompted ads to pop up on any website they have visited, including Google’s official web page.
According to the report, these extensions had a small audience, roughly 100,000 people, but triggered a turmoil over the weekend. In December, Google modified its terms of service to require these extensions to have a single objective goal.
The reports figure out that developers of such extensions are trapped by offers from the makers of adware, to add such code for a small sum.