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Amazon Asks Users To Uninstall PayPal’s Browser Extension

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During the holiday season, Amazon was warning users to uninstall Honey the browser extension, because it could be a security risk.

PayPal acquired the startup for $4 billion back in November 2019.

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The warning message that popped up on amazon’s website.

Amazon has its own Amazon Assistant browser extension that shoppers can use to help find the best prices for items they like.

Amazon Assistant can also do things like detecting physical location or read and change data on websites you visit.

PayPal executives were surprised by the warning, and are currently communicating with Amazon to resolve this issue.

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PayPal website image by Marco Verch. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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