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Hackers rake in large bounties for security exploits

Who says that being naughty doesn't pay, especially when it's for the good of everyone. That is exactly how a handful of hackers have been able to rake in thousands of dollars as part of some companies' attempts to turn hunting down security bugs into a contest. With crash prizes, of course.

Google Chrome to block extensions from outside the Web Store

In an ongoing effort to tighten their control on services, Google has announced that their Chrome browser will no longer support extensions loaded from outside the Web Store. Google says they’ve had complaints lately regarding the security issues brought on by such extensions, with things like browser settings being altered without permission. The new policy will go into effect starting in January.

PushBullet becomes social, can now send files and links to friends

PushBullet just recently updated their Android app to make their easy-to-use sharing service a two-way street, pushing images, links and other files not only from a desktop computer via a Google Chrome extension but from an Android device to any other registered device as well. True to its promise, the developers have now pushed a new major feature that will make it so much easier to do the same thing with the people in your addressbook as the recipients.

Tesla Model S to get Chrome browser and Android emulator

The prolific Elon Musk, who heads Tesla Motors as CEO, among other things, has just revealed a few interesting tidbits that will tickle the fancy of software developers eyeing to get into the automobile scene. It won't be long before they will be able to develop and run custom software, including Android apps, right on the Tesla Model S "smart" car's dashboard.

PushBullet update adds Push-to-Chrome feature

Syncing tabs and bookmarks between mobile and desktop web browser is easy, presuming of course you're using the same browser on both. But what if you wanted to do that with other types of data as well? PushBullet may just have the answer with the new Push-to-Chrome feature feature for its Android app.
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