Adblock For Firefox Plugin

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

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Toolkit
Blocklisting
RESOLVED INVALID
4 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: David Weir (satdav), Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

4 years ago
This has been brought to the attention of us on IRC

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-for-firefox/


I would like to report this Firefox extension.  It phones-home user tracking information, and deceptive to its name and description, it's packaged with adware.  They also have zero privacy policy when handling user data, which is a violation of United States and European law.

Please read the following for more information 

http://support.getadblock.com/discussions/questions/365-privacy-policy

http://readwrite.com/2014/08/01/adblock-plus-switch-adblock

http://support.getadblock.com/kb/other-problems/i-see-chrome-warning-me-that-adblock-will-access-my-data-and-browsing-activity-why-it-only-blocks-ads


They explicitly state "We don't have a privacy policy" and then say "Don't use the extension if you don't trust us."

This was reported by Raccoon raccoon@vulp.us
As far as I can see, the extension sends a regular ping with non-identifiable data like a generated ID, the locale and number of blocks the extension has performed. I don't see anything concerning there. It's certainly the case that if the extension wanted to receive full review, it would need to have a Privacy Policy, but this is not a requirement for preliminary approval, so it is fine in its current state.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

3 years ago
Hi!

Just to add a couple of final comments from us at AdBlock:

We do have a privacy policy. Thanks for pointing out the mistake in our Knowledge Base - I will correct that now.

Jorge is 100% correct as well, we only send back non-identifiable information to our ping server.
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Product: addons.mozilla.org → Toolkit
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