Web of Trust


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More commonly known as WOT. If you have this extension then disable or uninstall it. Apparently WOT was caught selling your browsing history and they weren't careful with the type of information they were gathering and selling.

Last week, an investigative report by journalists at the Hamburg-based German television broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), revealed that Web of Trust Services (WoT) had been harvesting netizens' web browsing histories through its browser add-on and then selling them to third parties.

WoT claimed it anonymised the data that it sold but the journalists were able to identify more than 50 users from the sample data it acquired from an intermediary.

The journalists added that the browsing histories they obtained also identified information about ongoing police investigations, businesses' sensitive financial details and information which suggested the sexual orientation of a judge.

Browsers nix add-on after Web of Trust is caught selling users' browsing histories

I know both Chrome and Firefox has removed WOT from their extension libraries.
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