Google Chrome Extension wants access to all data on your computer

One of the latest extensions I’ve added to my web dev tools in Google Chrome is XML tree which is in the recommended extensions for web developers section of the Google Chrome extensions gallery. Today, it received an update from the author which, once updated, shows the dialogue box to the left, asking you to authorise access to “All data on your computer and the websites you visit”. The author says this about the permission increase: “In order to allow cross-origin XMLHttpRequests for the pulling back XML and XSL in... Read The Rest →