Blacklist/Web of Trust - WOT

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Background

David Hedlund warned Richard Stallman that the Firefox add-on "Web Of Trust" (WOT) was a malware and requested the software for ban on the FSD via the mailing list directory-discuss@gnu.org in November 2015 but nothing happened. - https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2015-11/msg00003.html

Mozilla blocked https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/ back in 3th November 2016 but white listed the add-on 6th February 2017 (see https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/versions/). This was reported in a article soon after. - http://news.thewindowsclub.com/web-of-trust-wot-add-on-taken-down-86981/ Donald Robertson (FSF staff at the time) mentioned http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/ next day and removed the FSD entry for the software during the FSD IRC meeting that took place in 4th November 2016.

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