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Tuesday November 08, 2016

Web Of Trust Caught Selling Identifiable Web Histories

So how is it that companies like this can get away with this crap? They got busted selling users' web histories to third parties but nothing happens except being "chastised?" So much for trust.

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Web of Trust Services' browser add-on has left the extension libraries for Chrome, Firefox and Opera after a German broadcaster's investigation revealed that Web of Trust was collecting and selling users' web histories to third parties. While the company said that it was anonymizing data, that didn't hold up under scrutiny. The broadcaster managed to identify over 50 people from sample data, and uncovered everything from active police investigations to the implied sexual orientation of a judge.

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