The Privacy Practices of Web Browser Extensions

(Privacy Foundation) After downloading "free" software to their personal computers, millions of consumers may unwittingly be revealing their online behavior and personal data to software vendors. The foundationís report on one dozen "Web browser extensions" details a variety of privacy breaches and concludes that software developers and marketers should do a better job in designing such products and in disclosing privacy practices to consumers. see also Free software downloads have strings attached (CNET News.com). 10 December 2000


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