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    Question Web of Trust Replacement?

    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...not-be-trusted).

    So my question: Is there a replacement that is trustworthy and can be used in it's place?
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    I replaced WOT with Bitdefender Traffic Light.

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

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

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMainframeGuy View Post
    I replaced WOT with Bitdefender Traffic Light
    Bummer, n/a for my browsers Opera and IE. Anyone got a recommendation for those?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bitdefender Traffic Light
    Available for: Firefox Chrome Safari
    Lugh.
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