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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 2:40 am

Mozilla and Google recently banned a popular free speech commenting extension, how can I sideload an unsigned extension without it getting removed with every browser restart?

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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 2:58 am

ban was sure for reason, please name of that extension!
and no, extension signing is mandatory to get loaded, there is only exception when using developer or nightly but those are no recommended for regular users, they have side effects.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 6:49 am

Most open source forks of Firefox can use unsigned extensions permanently. But as mentioned, extensions, especially unsigned ones can be a privacy or security risk.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 8:22 am

Brummelchen wrote:ban was sure for reason, please name of that extension!
:^o You know darn well what is it's called.... https://reclaimthenet.org/google-chrome ... extension/

unsigned ones can be a privacy or security risk

That's alyways been the MocCo party line for something their thought police don't approve of.. Can you say 'legacy' Themes and Extensions...Meanwhile AMO is riddled with 'approved' crap...
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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 8:41 am

Since I knew nothing of it, & in the spirit of (Mozilla's) "openness" :lol:.

https://i.postimg.cc/M6FtX0Hc/Addons-Mo ... ension.png

discourse: The removal of the Dissenter extention


AMO is riddled with 'approved' crap...

That was going to be my next question, why don't I see its removal here, Blocked Add-ons or https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A ... tnG=Search?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 9:00 am

therube wrote:Since I knew nothing of it
Of course not, just searched ghacks, funny, nothing comes up! :)
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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 9:05 am

This persists, so far ?, https:// github.com /andreicristianpetcu/gab-dissenter-extension/releases/.

Now I know nothing of this (extension) & this might just be repacked, or the original, or worse, no clue.
But it is signed & does install into a "regular" FF 66. (I think that's what I have.)

Somewhere along the line, you might have to "hack" blocklist.xml or similar?
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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 9:13 am

therube wrote:Now I know nothing of this (extension)

Me neither, wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot barge pole, it's the principle of the matter..
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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm

omg cry us a river - does it really prevents free speech when missing an extension? seriously? life goes on without.

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