I’ve recommended the browser add-on Stylish a few times over the years to help people refine the look and layout of web sites. Well, the add-on’s been sold, and sold again, and apparently the present owners are now using the add-on to suck up browsing history.
Disabled. Too bad, I’ve been using that for a long time. Some people are saying Stylus is a good replacement, but I haven’t tried that yet.
ETA: I can’t tell if this is “breaking” news or not. I’m just finding out about it now. According to the story, the bad behavior started in early 2017.
That bites. Remember when it was a featured Firefox plugin?
Yup. That’s been a mainstay of mine for a long time. Sucks majorly.
This has become my major concern with 3rd party extensions.
You install one because it does useful thing X. It generally auto-updates and all is well, until one day…it isn’t.
So, I’m down to a very few extensions and only ones that I make sure they are still legit.
Firefox doesn’t come with all the needed safety and accessibility tools, though…
Looks like it is new news, recently recognized.
“Blocklisting” and “blacklisting” are different things?
Well, different terms but they amount to about the same thing. Blocklisted add-ons are on the list of blocked add-ons, that is, those blocked from running in Firefox. Firefox knows to consult the blocklist periodicallty and, if an add-on is on the list, it’s disabled by the browser. That’s the general ideer.
We must blacklist the blockhead who blocklists our blockchain and play Black Flag at the block party until we black out.
What topic am I derailing now?