"Imgur Uploader" Chrome Extension Turns to the Dark Side, Starts Injecting Ads – EXCLUSIVE

Chrome users are complaining about an extension named Imgur Uploader, which they say has started injecting ads on various Web pages after a recent update.

The extension is one of the two most popular Chrome add-ons for automatically uploading images to the Imgur image hosting service. According to its Web Store page statistics, the extension has over 17,500 users.

Extension started injecting ads after an update last week

In the past three days, several users have complained about how the extension loads three scripts. The first two gather data about the user, while the third sends it to various ad companies, and then injects ads into the current page the user is navigating.

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