Why the hell it wants access to my data on all websites

Why the hell Eye Dropper needs access to?

  • Your data on all websites
  • Your browsing history

Eye Dropper really needs this access because the way how chrome permission system works. It needs to pick color from every page on you activate it so it has to be able to access it.

Eye Dropper DON’T collect your data on sites or do something bad with them or with your history. Eye Dropper is open source project with whole code available on github so you are free to check it yourself.

You can also read info on Google Chrome Webstore Help about this issue.

  • #1 written by Steve
    about 3 years ago

    Agreed… this is completely normal for any real Chrome extension.

    I understand why people are concerned about their privacy… but it looses meaning when every well intentioned application in the web store needs to carry this disclaimer.

    I am sorry that you, as a developer, have to go to lengths such as this to proactively defend your reputation.

  • #2 written by Flexo
    about 3 years ago

    Has anyone verified this: “Eye Dropper DON’T collect your data on sites or do something bad with them or with your history. Eye Dropper is open source project with whole code available on github so you are free to check it yourself”

  • #3 written by Ang
    about 2 years ago

    Alternatives to privacy issue: if Mac based; use DigitalColor Meter it comes already installed with the Mac OS. You’ll find it here: Applications>Utilities>DigitalColor Meter.app

    For PC use Colorzilla in Firefox.

    Hope this helps.

    • #4 written by kepi
      about 2 years ago

      I totally agree but be aware that unfortunately this is always about trust. You need to tract maker of DigitalColor Meter on Mac because he can do whatever he want with your computer. Same is with ColorZilla (which is great extension) for Firefox. Firefox just don’t tell you that this extension can access everything (in fact much more than Eye Dropper on Chrome).

      “Problem” is that Chrome is warning its users about what extension can possibly do but others don’t. It isn’t about this extension is more dangerous than other solutions.

      And as I said many times. Eye Dropper is open source and you can simply go through whole code and check that I’m not doing anything malicious.

  • #5 written by Laurent
    about 2 years ago

    I swapped to Colorzillla (on Chrome) when your tool required authorization about my personal information. The way they manage authorization might be worth a look.

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