18 Aug Mozilla Removes 23 Firefox Add-ons That Secretly Collect User Data
Mozilla engineer Rob Wu revealed last Friday that they have removed a total of 23 add-ons that secretly sent user data to remote servers.
This includes an add-on called Web Security which had recently been caught sending user browser histories to its servers in Germany.
Other add-ons such as Browser Security, Browser Privacy, and Browser Safety have been removed, and all of the banned add-ons have been disabled.
It is estimated that over 500,000 users had at least one of the offending add-ons installed inside their Firefox browser.
Source: Bleeping Computer