Hootsuite needs more (too much) permissions on Google Chrome

Chrome informed me that Hootsuite Hootlet has been disabled because it requires further access to my browsing activities.

“Hootsuite needs

  • to access data on all websites
  • access your tabs and browsing activity”

It should be nice that Hootsuite gives the finality of such request as I don’t use it actively.

Is there a risk for my data privacy? accessing to all my browsing activities like checking my bank account is really mandatory for such tool?

One conclusion: Google Chrome informs correctly the user if any extension wants to increase the amount of permissions it needs to fulfil its duty.

Hootsuite Hootlet needs more permissions

Hootsuite Hootlet needs more permissions

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2 thoughts on “Hootsuite needs more (too much) permissions on Google Chrome

  1. Ramon

    Thanks for writing about this. I got this warning also. It seems a bit excessive.

    Please notify if you find a way to continue using Hootlet by not giving it so many permissions, or if you know of any alternative app.

    Reply

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