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|Name=Request Policy
|Short description=Gives the user power over cross-site requests.
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|Short description=Addon to stop connections external to the website being viewed.
|Full description=RequestPolicy is an extension that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over when cross-site requests are allowed by webpages you visit.
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|Full description=This addon prevents all connections to external domains or IPs from any website you visit, this means no connections to external advertisement hosters, analytics not on their servers and more things that you might not want to connect to or load. Saves bandwidth and privacy.
 
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It does require you to give explicit permission for these connections to happen, which is easily done with a drop-down menu of attempted connections and whether you wish to allow them each permanently or temporarily.
Cross-site requests are requests that your browser is told to make by a website you are visiting to a completely different website. Though usually legitimate requests, they often result in advertising companies and other websites knowing your browsing habits, including specific pages you view throughout the day. Among the attacks that cross-site requests are used in, they are particularly dangerous with Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks where your browser is told to make a request to another website and that other website thinks you (the person) meant to make the request.
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With RequestPolicy, the default for any cross-site request is to deny it. Users are notified when requests on the current page have been blocked (the status bar flag icon at the bottom right of your browser turns red). Clicking on this status bar flag icon gives you a menu where you can view and modify which requests are blocked and allowed. You can whitelist requests you approve of by origin site, destination site, or specific origin-to-destination.
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More information on the privacy reasons for using RequestPolicy is available at:
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https://www.requestpolicy.com/privacy
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More information on the security reasons for using RequestPolicy is available at:
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https://www.requestpolicy.com/security
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RequestPolicy is not a replacement for NoScript! Each focuses on different, important issues. For the best security, we recommend using both RequestPolicy and NoScript. More information on the difference between the two is available here:
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https://www.requestpolicy.com/faq#faq-noscript
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NOTE: As with any extension that blocks content, some websites will not work properly until you have allowed the required content. If a website you visit isn't working, you can use the RequestPolicy menu to allow the cross-site requests the website needs. After a short while of using RequestPolicy, you will have whitelisted all of the required cross-site requests for sites you frequently visit and you will use the RequestPolicy menu much less.
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|Homepage URL=https://www.requestpolicy.com/
 
|Homepage URL=https://www.requestpolicy.com/
 
|Extension of=GNU IceCat
 
|Extension of=GNU IceCat
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|VCS checkout command=git clone https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy
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|Documentation note=In addition to the official forum, there is also the [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1051805 Mozillazine support page].
 
|Version identifier=0.5.28
 
|Version identifier=0.5.28
|Version date=2013/07/30
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|Version date=2014/03/07
|Version status=beta
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|Version download=https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/223479/requestpolicy-0.5.28-sm+fx.xpi
 
|Version download=https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/223479/requestpolicy-0.5.28-sm+fx.xpi
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|Last review by=Jgay
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|Last review date=2014/03/07
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|Submitted by=Usrnix
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|Submitted date=2014/03/07
 
|Status=
 
|Status=
 
|Is GNU=No
 
|Is GNU=No
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
|License copyright=Copyright 2008, Justin Samuel.
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|License copyright=Copyright (c) 2008 Justin Samuel
|License verified by=Bencook
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|License verified by=Jgay
|License verified date=2013/11/08
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|License verified date=2014/03/07
|License note=RequestPolicy extension
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|License note=The RequestPolicy flag logo and icon are based on the Crystal Project icons,
 
|License note=The RequestPolicy flag logo and icon are based on the Crystal Project icons,
 
which are available at <http://www.everaldo.com>.
 
which are available at <http://www.everaldo.com>.
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=users
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|Resource kind=Forum
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|Resource URL=https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/requestpolicy-discuss
 
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{{Software category
|Internet-application=privacy, security
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|Internet-application=privacy, security, web-browser
|Use=internet-application
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{{Software prerequisite
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|Prerequisite kind=Required to use
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|Prerequisite description=GNU Icecat
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Latest revision as of 17:00, 7 March 2014

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Request Policy

https://www.requestpolicy.com/
This addon prevents all connections to external domains or IPs from any website you visit, this means no connections to external advertisement hosters, analytics not on their servers and more things that you might not want to connect to or load. Saves bandwidth and privacy. It does require you to give explicit permission for these connections to happen, which is easily done with a drop-down menu of attempted connections and whether you wish to allow them each permanently or temporarily.

Documentation

In addition to the official forum, there is also the Mozillazine support page.

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLv2.1orlaterBencook8 November 2013
The RequestPolicy flag logo and icon are based on the Crystal Project icons, which are available at <http://www.everaldo.com>.
GPLv3orlaterJgay7 March 2014



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Resources and communication

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users Forum https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/requestpolicy-discuss


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 March 2014.



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