DO NOT INSTALL BEFORE READING THIS COMMENT Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

this extension is maintained by Wips [dot] com - a company that typically packages unwanted tracking/spying code in the extensions they author (or take over)

this extension could, at any time, be 'updated' to include their tracking/spying code and can therefore not be trusted

please add you own review and consider boycotting such unethical companies

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AutoCopy context menu not shown on developer edition firefox 45 Bewertet mit 2 von 5 Sternen

Due to some bugs on clipboard, I install the developer edition firefox 45 that will be released in next month in 2016 March. However, the autocopy addon context menu do not shown. Will this cause a bug? Please check. Thanks.

It seems the addon does not work on the developer edition instead of just not show the context menu!!!

1.0.8 version seems not related with Wips version Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

First of all: I agree with Faktor12; this is the only copy extension that works.

From ghacks.net article (scroll to the bottom):

[Update: Statement from Mozilla
It appears you tested Version 1.0.8 of AutoCopy. This version is not sending all browsing data to Wips. That can be verified by looking at the source code or installing version 1.0.8 and looking at the network traffic.
After version 1.0.8, Wips submitted a new version of Autocopy that sent more data, but that version didn't pass review. Version 1.0.8 is the latest public version available on Mozilla add-ons and what the majority of users have installed.]

Anyway, I use prior version, 1.0.2, because the new version has plus only "blacklist" feature. But last version seems ok.
I think Wips no longer interested in this extension. Anymore. On their site, I don't see Autocopy in their project list.

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Thank you very much <3
this is a great work

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Despite all misgivings about tracking, this is only automatic coping extension that works.

And about tracking. I would expect extension with tracking to be updated way more frequently.They definitely do not send info on coping immediately. I checked traffic with Fiddler and no data is sent. If they send it in batches, which host do they send information to?

To be safe I just removed
wips.js
wipstats.js

from extension folder. It may have being too late but well, extension still works.

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Супер!

Spyware and Spam Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

WIPS.COM'S EXTENSION SERVICE COLLECTS AND STORES INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VIEW. IN SOME CASES, INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE EXTENSION SERVICE MAY BE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE, BUT PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT AT WIPS.COM, AND WE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ANALYZE WEB USAGE DATA TO DETERMINE THE IDENTITY OF ANY WIPS.COM USER.

The company responded to several user reviews confirming the ownership change as well and that the extension was sending statistics to company servers.

"Hi,there is no need to worry, we provide this add-on for free without any spyware, spam or advertising.
You can turn the stats off in the options."

Martin from ghacks contacted the company to find out more about this. Lukas Marek, the company CEO told Martin that the extension was not sending any browsing data- but did so in the past - and that the connections that are still made by the extension are for analytical purposes only. Martin can confirm, is that the extension is still contacting servers on every page load of the browser.

Stay Way from this Add-on

PhoneyVirus
https://twitter.com/PhoneyVirus
https://phoneyvirus.wordpress.com/
Source: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/01/13/how-companies-take-advantage-of-mozillas-addon-repository/

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SPYWARE -- DO NOT INSTALL -- YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

After sending an email to the author, giving them a chance to deny that this extension is Spyway and them not responding, I am willing to proclaim that this extension IS SPYWARE.

Anyone can confirm this for themselves as this author does not try to hide it, in fact they have links on their site that send you to pages that are trying to sell the same SPYWARE to others.

DO NOT USE THIS EXTENSION UNLESS YOU DO NOT CARE IF YOUR EVERY MOVE IS BEING MONITORED AND SOLD TO WHO KNOWS WHAT UNSCRUPULOUS INDIVIDUALS/COMPANIES WITH NO REGARD TO YOUR PRIVACY.

Been using it for a really long time as well... Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

steevie10999 already asked:
"Developer: Is this spyware? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

by stevie10999 on March 7, 2014 · permalink · translate

Developer needs to confirm immediately if this addon is sending out ANY info.

Been using this addon for a long time, and just looked at source. Wips.com is scattered throughtout the sources in the javascript files."

So, could you answer? If it is true, what type of info is?

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When I highlight the text on website like

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

it does NOT create a CR/LF at the end of each paragraph. So when I highlight a few paragraph, this auto copy merges all the paragraph in 1 big paragragh. Totally defeat the purpose of auto copy on more than 1 paragraph

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Developer: Is this spyware? Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

Developer needs to confirm immediately if this addon is sending out ANY info.

Been using this addon for a long time, and just looked at source. Wips.com is scattered throughtout the sources in the javascript files.

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I don't see how this is spying.... but safety first.

I like the idea and the functionality. If this is malicious then the developer should make a fix anytime soon

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This says it all:

http://www.ghacks.net/2013/01/13/how-companies-take-advantage-of-mozillas-addon-repository/

This is Spying. becareful. Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

This addon is spying on you. BE CAREFUL. ⚠ ⚠ ⚠

Really? Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

I pointed out that it spied on users and my review vanished. Typical!

Careful - This addon was spyware at some point Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

I had been using this addon for many years as it was very useful. It hadn't been updated in a long time, but it still worked. At some point, it was taken over from the original author and modified to send back the urls of websites I had visited (spyware). Firefox automatically updated my copy to this new version, and I never noticed for months. I came upon a few negative reviews here by accident and decided to look at the code to investigate. It was there unfortunately, and I found a url it had saved as well. I promptly uninstalled it from both Firefox and Thunderbird. Who knows what they did with that data? There are newer versions now which may have 'fixed' this, but I don't want to try them - why bother when trust is gone?

I googled around, and it seems like this is a thing, where a company takes over old or abandoned extensions and adds spyware. The update happened silently, months ago, so I had no chance to review it. Apparently it passed the Mozilla review process as well. I checked every other extension I have installed (time-consuming) and turned off auto-updates for them except the ones I absolutely trust. Now I don't trust anything on this site 100% by default.

All I can suggest is this. Try to review all of your installed extensions (eg, check user reviews here) regularly. Consider turning off auto-update for them and update them manually when you need to (after checking them out). Watch in particular extensions that haven't been updated in a long time by the original author (say over a year), since they might be taken over in the future.

Also: Check out this article. I won't include the url, but google for this: "How companies take advantage of Mozilla’s Addon repository" by Martin Brinkmann, at ghacks.net. It talks about Autocopy specifically.

Works great in Palemoon too Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

I'm using it in Palemoon 24.1.2. Works like a charm. Many thanks to the developer. However, I'm a bit concerned after reading some comments about ti being a spyware. Is this suspicion justified?

CNET: "The best Firefox extension: Michael Lidman's AutoCopy" Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

I've used this add-on for over five years. It is one of my essential add-ons that I MUST have. It's simple and elegant. I have never had a single problem or concern with it. To quote CNET's reviewer Seth Rosenblatt, "The best Firefox extension: AutoCopy". I know he's talking about this version of Autocopy because I tried installing it from the link in his review and it installed this Autocopy, by Michael Lidman, v.1.0.8. A previous reviewer claims that it's spyware, but Rosenblatt says in his article that this version of Autocopy was developed by MOZILLA! I seriously doubt if Mozilla would develop an extension that was spyware. I think that other reviewer must have ulterior motives. You can read the full review at http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10274187-12.html

I spoke too soon. Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

Since my last comment about this addon, I found out that it's spyware. I feel duped, and I don't like it. I have already removed this addon; I will not be fooled---not if I can prevent it.

RATING OF THIS ADDON: -5 (that is, "five negative marks").

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Great, but... Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

I don't know what happened but in the latest version it only copies as plain text when copying scripts from autohotkey.com.