Eating my words :( — Uninstall Web of Trust now
Folks, long time readers may remember, years ago now (decades in computer years) I recommended a ‘safe surfing’ browser add-on. A tech news headline – arrived today – has me regretting that.
“Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. But not all extensions can be trusted. One such innocent looking browser add-on has been caught collecting browsing history of millions of users and selling them ..” Read more…
[ NOTE: even if you never heard of WoT, reading the article is a good education on the kind of spying the tech companies have been doing. ]
My love affair with technology is officially over.
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