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Mozilla Removes 23 Firefox Add-Ons That Snooped on Users


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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

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Mozilla removed today 23 Firefox add-ons that snooped on users and sent data to remote servers, a Mozilla engineer has told Bleeping Computer today.

The list of blocked add-ons includes "Web Security," a security-centric Firefox add-on with over 220,000 users, which was at the center of a controversy this week after it was caught sending users' browsing histories to a server located in Germany.

At the time, Mozilla engineers said they would review the add-on's behavior. But following the initial report, several users reported other add-ons exhibiting similar data collection patterns, some of which sent data to the same server where "Web Security" was also sending information.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

Speaking of.... Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users

I guess they want it all for themselves..
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