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Post Posted August 17th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Web Security had 220,000 users at that time; other banned extensions include Facebook Video Downloader, Popup-Blocker, Simply Search, Auto Destroy Cookies, or Google NoTrack.
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/17/mozil ... xtensions/ https://blocked.cdn.mozilla.net/

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Post Posted August 18th, 2018, 1:39 am

Well done, mozilla...
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone.

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Post Posted August 18th, 2018, 6:45 am

Brummelchen wrote:Well done, mozilla...

For what ?
I didn't know gorhill works for Mozilla..
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... r/e3z8qt0/

@As pointed out by Frank in the other thread, it was an 'a-list' active Extension developer that found it, I imagine since WebExtensions, 90% of similarly talented 'legacy Add-on' authors have left the sinking ship with their middle finger up.
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Post Posted August 18th, 2018, 7:36 am

gorhill discovered an outgoing connection to ip... nothing more, that was an answer to a question. i dont have doubt on him but "web privacy" disappeared 2 days later without any comment of him. could be related, but dont has to. who knows it all...

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Post Posted August 18th, 2018, 7:42 am

And if he hadn't discovered an"outgoing connection" do you seriously believe ALL those extensions wouldn't still be there?
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Post Posted August 18th, 2018, 8:04 am

if not him then somebody else. i read the article on bleeping (thx Frank) now and it was Wu examining lots of extensions to discover some more with such (bad) behavior. i currently write another answer on that...

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Post Posted August 18th, 2018, 12:03 pm

mightyglydd wrote:I imagine since WebExtensions, 90% of similarly talented 'legacy Add-on' authors have left the sinking ship with their middle finger up.

Well, that and AMO admin have always had a reputation for high-handiness with its reviewers, as though they are doing them a favour.

Plus, when you're working on your own stuff you understand it all, so I can well imagine that when they stopped doing that the code they were reviewing would seem far harder to analyse...and so they'd just stop reviewing altogether.

Finally, this is a real quote, that was sent to me by a Firefox extension dev, who was also an AMO reviewer. I would add, that he is also a grown man, i.e. an adult -

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Post Posted August 19th, 2018, 11:12 am

Good on them for removing those "extensions".

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Post Posted August 20th, 2018, 9:36 am

Two points...

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forum ... ors/713120, comes up blank, is it only me?
(It's me.)
(Good post, thanks.)

"I didn't know gorhill works for Mozilla...", I gather you were be facetious?
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Post Posted August 21st, 2018, 5:40 pm

#KeepFightingMichael

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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 9:06 am

It's now one of my "favorites":

https://blocked.cdn.mozilla.net/

(It's like Cracker Jack, a new surprise every day.)
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Post Posted September 5th, 2018, 2:43 am

mightyglydd wrote:Well Mozilla's going to 'ban' a whole lot more than that..

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/08 ... x-add-ons/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ya_Gq8d4Q


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https://ffp4g1ylyit3jdyti1hqcvtb-wpengi ... addons.png

and it should spin us out of the final day of XUL support in fine style.
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Post Posted September 5th, 2018, 11:30 am

Crying rivers again?
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone.

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Post Posted September 5th, 2018, 12:21 pm

Just another who's had enough of Mozilla and their BS, you don't work for Hubert Burda Media do you?
Seen their latest hiring.. you can't make this stuff up.
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/04/mozil ... ity-chief/
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