Web of Trust Data Breach: Accident or Money-Grab?


The Web of Trust browser extension has been silently and forcibly removed by popular web browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. German news outlet NDR conducted an independent investigation into Web of Trust’s (WOT) data handling practices, reporting that the widely-used privacy and security extension was collecting and selling user data to third-parties. Breach the Web of Trust NDR journalists managed to gain access to a massive database containing the browsing history of some 3 million German internet users. The investigation mentioned only one browser extension directly — Web of Trust — but also alluded to data collection issues with a number of…

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