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  • Web of Trust Replacement?

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    • #508426 Reply

      Henwin
      AskWoody Plus

      it seems that the Web of Trust browser add-in for Firefox and Chrome has been disabled by Mozilla and Google, since the add-in, apparently is sharing too much data with others, and for a profit no less: (www.pcmag.com/news/349328/web-of-trust-browser-extension-cannot-be-trusted).

      So my question: Is there a replacement that is trustworthy and can be used in it’s place?

    • #1593648 Reply

      OldMainframeGuy
      AskWoody Lounger

      I replaced WOT with Bitdefender Traffic Light.

      https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/trafficlight.html

      Rob

      • #1593662 Reply

        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        It’s not well reviewed on Mozilla – apart from the glowing reviews, which always look suspiciously like ads.

        cheers, Paul

      • #1594000 Reply

        Lugh
        AskWoody_MVP

        I replaced WOT with Bitdefender Traffic Light

        Bummer, n/a for my browsers Opera and IE. Anyone got a recommendation for those?

        Available for: Firefox Chrome Safari

        Lugh.
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    • #1593661 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Is it free – it seems to be?
      Does it collect your data?
      Do they sell your data?
      Can’t see anything much on the page you linked.

      cheers, Paul

      • #1593687 Reply

        OldMainframeGuy
        AskWoody Lounger

        Is it free – it seems to be?
        Does it collect your data?
        Do they sell your data?
        Can’t see anything much on the page you linked.

        cheers, Paul

        Paul: It is free but I don’t know if it collects or sells your data (I hope not!). I looked at the reviews on the Mozilla forum and I haven’t had any of those issues. I’m not recommending the add-on; just mentioning that it’s what I used to replace WOT. I figure that between using something like Traffic Light – which may or may not be much more than a placebo – and Symantec’s Norton ConnectSafe DNS (which is sometimes too aggressive in blocking web sites) I’m at least stacking the deck in my favor.

        Bitdefender has a good reputation so I don’t have any reason not to trust this plug-in. Yet.

        Rob

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