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We want to announce today that we’re shifting our policy related to browser extensions, userscripts, and other similar external software. We’ve decided that, for safety reasons, we are no longer going to allow these to be advertised on Scratch.
Browser-based extensions and userscripts can be risky because they can get access to everything you do online. This means that they could potentially get information about the websites you visit, collect private information about you, and change what you see in ways you don’t expect. In the past, we have allowed these to be advertised on Scratch because they can also be fun, safe, and helpful tools – and because we’ve seen that Scratchers can learn a lot by making them. But we feel the risks and potential harm outweigh these benefits.
Because of this, we will now be removing comments, projects, forum posts, user profile information, or other content that reference any browser extension or userscript. In general, we encourage you to use these tools only if they were created by people or organizations you trust.
Thanks, Scratch Team
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Frequently Asked Questions:
When does this go into effect? Right away.
Will I get in trouble for things I’ve already shared about a browser extension/userscript? No. We will begin the process of removing content that has already been shared on Scratch. This will not count against you, so no need to worry about that Going forward, we ask that you do not share or advertise browser extensions/userscripts as it could lead to moderations actions against your account.
What if I’ve already downloaded a browser extension? You should look through your browser extensions and delete any that weren’t created by people or organizations you trust. You might even want to reread their privacy policies to make sure you’re okay with everything the extensions are doing.
Does this mean I have to delete browser extensions I am already using? No. It is your choice what extensions you want to install and use. The new policy is that you can no longer advertise extensions on Scratch.
Can I still use Scratch-related browser extensions and userscripts? Yes, you can use those tools for your own use - but do not advertise them on Scratch.
Should I report content referencing a browser extension/userscript? Yes.
What about Scratch extensions? Those are a different thing! It’s totally cool to share Scratch extensions, like the ones found in the Scratch editor or on scratchx.org. We’re only talking about browser extensions (like Firefox and Chrome extensions).