[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#842939: xul-ext-wot: WOT find guilty to sell user data

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Wed Nov 2 12:44:07 UTC 2016

Package: xul-ext-wot
Severity: important


I'm setting this bug only to important even if it should be probably be
RC.  However, I have no technical proof for my claim just a German news
story who found evidence that WOT is selling large user data sets to
private companies.  If you understand German please have a look at


In case you agree that this is critical I think this addon should be
removed from Debian.  I'm also wondering about other addons like add
blockers whether these are doing the same since they probably also get
all user URLs in their hand.

Kind regards


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.6
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xul-ext-wot depends on:
pn  iceweasel  <none>

xul-ext-wot recommends no packages.

xul-ext-wot suggests no packages.

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