Don’t trust the Web of Trust

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Don’t trust the Web of TrustThe Web of Trust, a popular free web browser extension dedicated to privacy and security, has been selling on user data, according to German TV news reporters. Ironically for a plug-in that informs users whether websites are safe to visit, WOT has failed to ensure that the sensitive personal data they sold on was properly anonymised.

Unsurprisingly, Google, Mozilla, Opera, Firefox and Chrome have already abandoned ship. The Finnish business is now reviewing its security and privacy policy, and has removed its plug-in from all other platforms. Nevertheless, anyone with a WOT extension would be best advised to uninstall it.