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Web of Trust browser extensions yanked after proving untrustworthy

Ian Paul | Nov. 9, 2016
Mozilla decided to pull the Web of Trust add-on from its catalog, and the company behind the extension quickly pulled its software off of other browser platforms as well.

As a result of NDR’s discoveries WoT says it is conducting a “full security assessment and review” and will overhaul the company’s “data ‘cleaning’ process” for anonymizing usage data sold to third parties. You can check out WoT’s full statement on its user forums.

WoT might become a trustworthy service again in the future. But for now it’s probably best to stay away from this extensio—and maybe conduct an evaluation of all your browser add-ons.

 

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