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Old 4th December 2019, 03:55 AM   #1
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Mozilla blacks Avast extensions

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/1...illa_takedown/

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The Firefox extensions built by Avast have been pulled from the open-source browser's online add-on store over privacy fears.

Adblock Plus founder Wladimir Palant confirmed this week Mozilla has taken down the Avast Online Security and Avast-owned AVG Online Security extensions he reported to the browser maker, claiming the code was snooping on users' web surfing.
The article contains a link to Palant's blog which is worth a read.
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Old 9th December 2019, 01:06 AM   #2
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I've used Avast for free for a long time but they can be very annoying. No I don't want Chrome installed every time I update. And yes I know it's because I use the free version, but gawdamn I don't need to be reminded so much that you are there. I use silent mode now, against their wishes.

I feel they try to promote add-ons (to their anti-virus package) that not only do I not need, but that are suspiciously suspicious. No thanks. Bunch of bloatware.

"16 programs are slowing your PC!" I see right now. Sure they are. Go **** yourself. Maybe you can offer to "clean my registry" too?

Just a rant.
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Old 9th December 2019, 02:16 PM   #3
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As has been stated for other things, if you get a service for free, you are the product.
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Old 9th December 2019, 02:21 PM   #4
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Dang. I thought from the thread title that PornHub had found a new intersection of kink.
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