Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ronjor, Nov 1, 2016.
Viable replacement for wot would be precisely.......?
It has finally made mainstream media.
Wow, how disappointing. I've been using WoT for years, since I ditched SiteAdvisor. It always seemed like a pretty decent tool, an added layer of security that could give you a heads up on whether a site is a known-malicious one (even if it's not marked as such by Google). Now that the damage is done ( ), I've uninstalled the addon and deleted my account. Oh well, one less browser extension phoning home...
It was the mainstream media who first aired the story.
That's the problem, there is no replacement doing what WOT did.
trustpilot.com is too ecommerce-oriented.
There are quite a few extensions like siteadvisor and such, but they all lean to internet security.
This stinks No wonder DuckDuckGo no longer has WOT as a built in feature. Does it help if your not signed into WOT? Also I noticed its no longer the Firefox add-on site.
WOT back on Chrome
WOT for other browsers will follow later, I suppose.
I am not ready to jump right back in. If they did a complete re-org of the decision makers and removed the veto power that some of their people had, I'd give them a second chance. They are going to have to prove to me that they understood ALL the reasons why they lost the trust of their users. Their statement on return only speaks to their data anonymization techniques being inadequate.
Too little, too late.
Yes, I tend to agree. It isn't enough yet and they haven't convinced me to trust them again totally. It could be that the re-vamped WOT turns out to be excellent and secure. I'd have to be an optimist to believe that though, and unfortunately, I'm not.
As a long time Platinum Member of WOT ~ They have lost my trust.
Last updated December 19, 2016
Web of Trust is back!
In which Jack wrote:
"It's interesting to see how the Opt-out process works:
What this means is that if you want to opt-out of "Data sharing", you need to disable the Real-Time Protection, but if you do that the WOT icon will stay gray when you visit a site (even if is dangerous or not), and no rating will be shown in the Google/Bing/Yahoo Search Results.
Basically, WOT without the "Real-Time Protection" is useless, so you have an option either use the add-on and share you data or "opt-out" and have an useless extension."
Well that answers my question. These guys have not cleaned house and are still up to their dirty tricks. They have just squandered their second chance. RIP WOT.
You mean the little hiatus and the disclosures that tell you something and yet nothing are for naught? It's still the same thing? Bummer!
Opting-Out leads to an extension which is "disabled"
What about Firefox users?
What do you mean, "What about Firefox users?"
Do you mean, is 'WOT back for Firefox', like it is for Chrome?
There is no news from the WOT Team, since the mentioned "WOT back on Chrome" and "We're back!" messages.
Er.. there are 19 replies on that page 2 of that thread.
To what exactly is it that your refer?
Yeah but its obviously not.
Generalization, heaped upon speculation raised in earlier post(s), is unhelpful.
Earlier post described the extension as "basically... just a bookmark" if opt-out is elected.
That will suit some users just fine. For users who welcome a nanny state "interstitial" page
(warning: the link you've clicked leads outside the facebook galaxy. You may be eaten by a grue.)
that interstitial is available via the web browser's inbuilt "safebrowsing" component and/or openDNS dribbleBib(TM), or whatever. As a toolbar icon (more than "just a bookmark"), if the extension still provides a quick, on-demand, way to lookup domain-specific page in the WOT database (and quickly submit a rating, quick b/c user is automagically logged in) that sounds like a fine compromise, in terms of functionality.
Perhaps the next speculative point of criticism will be "yeahbut, creepy if, in the course of performing lookup of a domain rating page, it automagically logs me in (or xmits a uid, hidden in http request headers, during lookup)"
December 19, the WOT Team wrote "we're very excited for the new version of WOT that is in development right now", and also "soon we'll be sharing our plan with you in order to bring you into the loop with what's coming."
So, I expect WOT will be back for Firefox and IE and other browsers, later.
WOT never trusted it from the start , anything that says "Trust" and is free, you got to be kidding.
Like tolerating... httx://mochimachine.org/wasteland/ .
Its OK, but just show me where not to step.
I deleted it from Adguard.Can someone tell me if this was wise?
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