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Permissions Explained | daily.dev browser extension

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Our approach to privacy - your privacy stays yours.

Unlike other browser extensions, we believe that you should own and control all your personal data. daily.dev is a secure space where you can privately discover and organize the content that matters to you. This means we are here solely to focus on optimizing your time and grow the community.

When does daily.dev ask you for permissions?

The first time is when you install the browser extension. Here’s an example from the Chrome Store:

You go and click “Add to Chrome”:

Then this popup comes up:

Let’s take a more in-depth look:


What are those permissions?

“Read and change your data on a number of websites.”

Our company owns the domains daily.dev and dailynow.co. So in that sense, we do not share it with any other stakeholder. This permission is used solely for technical functions like having a user login and authentication. Anyway, you can use daily.dev without never signing up.

“Replace the page you see when opening a new tab.”

This part speaks for itself. However, note that daily.dev is a “New Tab” extension. That means that once you install it, daily.dev will replace your new tab. We do our best to keep the experience better than any other new tab you can think of as a developer.

Other permissions

Recently Visited Sites (Optional)

Once you installed daily.dev, we allow you to see your recently visited sites. It is the same sites that your default Google’s new tab would typically show. 


Suppose you want to activate the option to see your recently visited sites on daily.dev, Chrome will ask you for permission to display it. It’s important to understand two points:

  • Most importantly, even if you give permission, we do not collect users’ recently visited sites at all. It never even arrives at our servers. Everything is on the client-side only.
  • Displaying your recently visited sites feature is entirely optional. So when you install the extension, it will ask you if you want it or not. If you don’t approve the extension won’t have access to your recently visited sites and will not display them. 

Still have doubts?

If you still have any questions or concerns, please email us at privacy@daily.dev, and a real-human will help you.


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