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==Background==
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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
  
== THIS ENTRY IS BLACKLISTED ==
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Mozilla Foundation deleted it's entry (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/) about WOT in 3th November 2016. 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.
 
 
==Issues==
 
I've requested if this add-on should be banned on the behalf of the community via the mailing list directory-discuss@gnu.org.
 
 
 
==Reasons==
 
Web Of Trust (WOT) was found guilty to spy and sell the data of it's users via a malware in it's software (malicious feature).
 
 
 
Thus it cannot be in the directory, but this entry should still be open so that it can be used has a warning.
 
 
 
After the revelations the Mozilla foundation deleted it's entry (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/) about WOT.
 
  
 
==Articles==
 
==Articles==
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOT_Services#Privacy_issues
 
* http://news.thewindowsclub.com/web-of-trust-wot-add-on-taken-down-86981/, 2016
 
* http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/, 2016
 
 
* http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2707869/posts, 2011
 
* http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2707869/posts, 2011
 
* http://www.prweb.com/releases/WOT/lawsuit/prweb8145841.htm, 2011
 
* http://www.prweb.com/releases/WOT/lawsuit/prweb8145841.htm, 2011
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOT_Services#Privacy_issues

Latest revision as of 13:53, 23 October 2020

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 Foundation deleted it's entry (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/) about WOT in 3th November 2016. 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.

Articles



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