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more and more typical surveillance, I need an alternative to IE, firefox, chrome...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05...vacy_invasion/

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A high-rated Firefox extension with more than 7 million downloads secretly collects data about every website the open-source browser visits and combines it with uniquely traceable information tied to the user, an independent security researcher said.
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Originally Posted by Mit Namso View Post
more and more typical surveillance, I need an alternative to IE, firefox, chrome...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05...vacy_invasion/
Sounds like firefox needs to release an update removing functionality of that add-on. Otherwise, many of your less than technically inclined who might have come across it won't remove it.
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Oh no!
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Never used it. In the clear here.
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Time to use Opera.
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Since this had slipped passed AMO and that it took a developer to find this leaking info of an end user's online habits through this extension. I wonder how many more or other extensions do the same. Article states AMO removed the extension.
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They changed it now, it tells you on the addon page
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Urg had this installed. I never really used it so uninstalled immediately. I dont do anything illegal but only i should now what porn sites i frequent.
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I don't have that addon, so meh.
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by bak3donh1gh View Post
Urg had this installed. I never really used it so uninstalled immediately. I dont do anything illegal but only i should now what porn sites i frequent.
I hear you.

Also I have a dedicated program to do that for me that can convert files from their crappy flv formats as well.
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