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A couple weeks ago Facebook came clean: it wasn’t just your ex and the photos of him and his new girlfriend that were playing with your emotions. It was an inside job. Facebook’s data scientists — or perhaps we should call them omnipotent puppeteers — had manipulated users’ feeds without their consent.
Now, after public outcry and a lackluster apology from Sheryl Sandberg, Brooklyn artist and programmer Lauren McCarthy is helping us reclaim our feelings. Her latest experiment is called the Facebook Mood Manipulator, a Google Chrome extension that allows users to adjust the content of their news feeds according to how they want to feel.
What kind of uncontrollable rage do the words “twerking,” “Miley Cyrus” and “wrecking ball” conjure up when you see them in your browser? If your body convulses into a session of rage-twerking against will until your limbs eventually succumb to severe case of paresthesia, then we have a solution for you.
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The Internet is sometimes full of words so dirty they’d make your drunk uncle blush, but a British energy drink company has created a tool that takes curse words and changes them pink lemonade.
The plugin works with Chrome and Safari, “and was inspired by the torrent of abuse directed to magazine GQ after they ran a series of One Direction covers,” The Daily Mail reports.
Google Chrome users who think they’re downloading a browser version of the Angry Birds-related Bad Piggies game could be in for a nasty surprise–just ask the 80,000 or more users who recently installed malicious Bad Piggies fakes directly from Google’s Chrome Web Store.
Geek.com refers readers to the Barracuda Labs Internet Security Blog, which details conclusions researchers made once they started pulling apart the real payload accompanying the scammy games:
The gang at College Humor has a knack for mashing up pop culture iconography into one zeitgeisty web short. Take, for example, Jersey Shore star Snooki’s entrance into the technology scene. What would Snooki’s emails to her unborn daughter look like? With a little help from Google Chrome, we get a pretty good idea. Read More
Google just released a faux-infommercial on YouTube supposedly hacked together by some Chrome engineers reading a script off their laptops, and well, the joint oozes geekiness.
The spot is for Chrome OS, Google’s new browser-based operating system. Two engineers sit at laptops bedecked with Google stickers. One of them starts talking about troubleshooting problems Read More