1. Jack Way: @BarnabyWalters I think it's to authenticate devs and reduce spam.

    .Jack Way no other extension store (mozilla, apple, opera) demands payment, or requires it for verification. Also, Mozilla offers a far superior extension upload experience. Google has no excuse :)

  2. Google demands developers pay them $5 for the privilege of letting people put extensions on the Chrome Store.

    I think not.

  3. Facebook use shady javascript to replace legit-looking link URLs with their own tracking endpoint.

    I made a browser extension which removes this: facebook-anticlickjack.

    It uses javascript to remove javascript from what should just be HTML. I call it “aggressive degredation”.

  4. That excellent post of Tantek Çelik’s, like all well–hyperlinked documents, lead me to a whole raft of great resources I hadn’t come across before:

    (In other news: I need to make a “dump tabs into new note dialog” browser )