Google is discussing whether to remove web browser extensions created by IAC/InterActive Corp. because of their deceptive marketing practices, The Wall Street Journal reported. Removing these extensions is a major test of Google’s commitment to users as the search giant earns hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from IAC, which pays Google for digital ads to promote its extensions. IAC...
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