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== THIS ENTRY IS BLACKLISTED ==
 
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This software is malware, and thus it cannot be in the directory, but this discussion entry should still be open so that it can be used has a warning.
  
==Issues==
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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. - https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2015-11/msg00003.html
This add-on was requested for ban on the behalf of the community via the mailing list directory-discuss@gnu.org in November 2015. - https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2015-11/msg00003.html
 
  
==Reasons==
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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.
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.
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Donald Robertson mentioned http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/ and removed the FSD entry for the software during the FSD IRC meeting that took place in 4th November 2016.
  
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==

Revision as of 19:20, 5 November 2016

THIS ENTRY IS BLACKLISTED

This software is malware, and thus it cannot be in the directory, but this discussion entry should still be open so that it can be used has a warning.

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. - 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.

Donald Robertson mentioned http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/ 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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