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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: (http://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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        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

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          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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