Google launches Chrome “Data Saver” extension

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If you tether your computer to your phone a lot, then you’ll know that the full-size web can often be a drain on precious bandwidth – but luckily Google may have found the solution.

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What the extension does is when you navigate to a webpage, it will send the data to Google’s servers and crunch it down, before sending it to your mobile connection – reducing the amount of data required.

The good news for people worried about privacy too is that it doesn’t work on websites that are secure (with https) – so Google still won’t be getting a look at your bank details.

You can grab the extension here.

James O’Malley