Closed Bug 1607213 Opened 2 months ago Closed 2 months ago

Extension Block Request: Like4Like.org Addon

Categories

(Toolkit :: Blocklist Policy Requests, task)

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RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: raluca.sofian, Assigned: TheOne)

Details

Extension name Like4Like.org Addon
Extension versions affected *all
Platforms affected *all
Block severity hard

Reason

This add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies by making excessive use of likes and following feature on facebook which could lead to the facebook account getting blocked.
This add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies by submitting user credentials or tokens of social media websites to another website. (see correction below)

Extension IDs

{8c2710dd-97d0-48d1-8752-1178a800a0dc}

Additional Information

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/like4like/

This add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies by making excessive use of likes and following feature on facebook which could lead to the facebook account getting blocked.
This add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies by submitting user credentials or tokens of social media websites to another website. (see correction below)

Assignee: nobody → awagner
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

The block has been staged. Philipp, can you review and push?

Flags: needinfo?(philipp)

Done.

Group: blocklist-requests
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 months ago
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
Resolution: --- → FIXED

(In reply to Andreas Wagner [:TheOne] [use NI] from comment #1)

This add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies by making excessive unexpected requests to several websites which could lead to account restrictions.

The addon does not make any request to any third party websites, only the owner's website... It only colors the buttons on social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc, and records successful/unsuccessful social media interactions (likes, follows, shares, comments, etc.)...

The Addon has a ton of unloyal competitors that is writing lies on its review pages...

Can someone please read the code and see that there is no automated script that does the interactions... All interactions are made by real people... Addon just helps community members exchange interactions on Like4Like.org platform...

Best regards...

Flags: needinfo?(awagner)

These findings are the result of a code review.

Flags: needinfo?(awagner)

Hello Andreas...

Can you please refer us to the section of the code that does excessive unexpected requests to third party websites, so we can better examine it, and if needed, modify the code so we can reUpload the Firefox Addon..?

There should not be any code that does that, as this Addon's intention is to support the existant services of the Addon's owner...

The only URL calls are on the owner's website and its API... The developers of this Addon have permission to submit parts of the data to its website, as it helps them have more stable services...

Also... Please note that Addon does not collect any personal information of its users...

Best regards...

Flags: needinfo?(awagner)

This is not the right forum to discuss code issues. Please reach out to us via amo-admins at mozilla dot com.

Flags: needinfo?(awagner)

After internal clarification, we are correcting the reason for blocking this add-on:

This add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies by submitting user credentials or tokens of social media websites to another website.

Additionally, both internal tests and external reports show that this information is being used and can lead to the social media account getting banned.

The block has been updated.

After more internal investigation and working with the developer to alleviate our concerns, we will be reinstating this add-on.

Philipp, I staged the block update, can you please approve the removal?

Flags: needinfo?(philipp)

Done

Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
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