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Browser Add-Ons Spying on you

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by Mutzli, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Mutzli

    Mutzli Senior Member

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    Did you know that some browser add-ons for Chrome and Firefox collect all of your browsing data. Even links to personal documents on your One-Drive and other cloud based storage account that might contain your stored tax returns, medical info, car license etc.
    See this recent ars-technica article for more information:
    https://arstechnica.com/information...e-tesla-blue-origin-and-4m-people/?comments=1

    And more on this on how extensions hide their data grabs:
    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/dataspii-technical-deep-dive
     
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  2. heysoundude

    heysoundude Very Senior Member

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    This was a topic on the Brave browser’s community forums a while back. They are(or were) rather particular about which ones (extensions) they would allow/support for these reasons.


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