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Online 8ullfrog

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Web of trust scams users, sells personal data.
« on: November 06, 2016, 07:17:39 PM »
I tried web of trust once on the recommendation of someone here. I found it odious, like punkbuster. Rather than rating the legitimacy, they pushed their opinions and morals on the user, so I shitbinned it.

If you are still using it, stop now.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/349328/web-of-trust-browser-extension-cannot-be-trusted
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.

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Re: Web of trust scams users, sells personal data.
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 11:39:49 PM »
I used WOT until I read this, thanks.

At one time WOT gave this site a Very Poor rating. I registered an account and helped to change that.

http://www.diasfora.co.uk/index.php?topic=4602.0

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Re: Web of trust scams users, sells personal data.
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 09:14:05 AM »
Yes, I remember all that kerfuffle now.

It didn't help that we were periodically hacked back then. Either way, WOT was more WTF.
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