'Web Of Trust' Browser Cannot Be Trusted


tay
#1
WebOfTrust removed from Mozilla, Chrome and Firefox webstores due to selling user data to third parties

The WOT Privacy Policy (external - login to view) states that your IP, geographic location, device type, operating system, browser, the date and time, Web addresses, and overall browser usage are all collected, but that it is "non-identifiable." But NDR found that it was a simple task to link the anonymized data to individual users of the service. The data retrieved included:


  • Account name
  • Mail address
  • Travel plans
  • Illnesses
  • Sexual preference
  • Drug consumption
  • Confidential company information
  • Ongoing police investigations
  • Browser surfing activity including all sites visited
This information was pulled from a small data sample accounting for around 50 users. Now imagine having access to data for all 140 million users and you can see why this is of huge concern.


'Web Of Trust' Browser Extension Cannot Be Trusted | News & Opinion | PCMag.com (external - login to view)
 
DaSleeper
#2
stick with firefox
 
skookumchuck
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

stick with firefox

Keep in mind that WOT was an addon available through firefox.
 
DaSleeper
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by skookumchuckView Post

Keep in mind that WOT was an addon available through firefox.

With warnings...
 
Ranolds
#5
That’s bad and shocking, so all is about money, they are just found another way to eran money on the user’s private data by selling it…
 
Curious Cdn
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

stick with firefox

The only virus that I've ever had attached itself to Firefox. I got rid of it immediately and never went back to it.
 

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