Posts Tagged ‘anonymous’

Where are those Anonymous Firefox Add-On Ratings Coming From?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

I’d wondered about this myself. Apparently, there’s a reasonable explanation, but still, those “no comment” reviews are definitely less helpful than the reviews that have something to say.

If you are a Firefox user and pay attention to user reviews and ratings on the Firefox add-ons website, you may have noticed an increase in anonymous ratings. The ratings are left by anonymous user “random six character string”, and only have a rating but no review itself. This in itself is strange for veteran Firefox users, considering that one of the requirements for leaving reviews was leaving a comment up until now.

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Why it Pays to Read the Privacy Policy Before You Sign Up for a Service

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

This is especially true when signing up for “free” services and programs. Those free services and programs are usually designed to make money in one form or another; whether it’s selling your data or borrowing your bandwidth.

I browse the Firefox add-on store regularly to find out what is new and updated. Discovered the add-on Zapyo in the store which promises “Internet without restrictions”. It is not only available for Firefox but for all major browsers including Chrome and Internet Explorer. The service is not offering VPN-like functionality but acts as a proxy for users so that blocked or restricted contents can be accessed (so that traffic flows through their servers).

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