...Maybe... Just a little confused Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I run "The Paranoid Kit" Add-on collection. I haven't touched the collection in some time now, but decided it was time to review the add-ons, check out new ones and take the bad ones out.
While my first impression of this add-on is negative, I generally try to keep approaching it with an unbiased mind set. Here are a few questions and concerns I have found:
1) After installing the add-on, The user is sent to a website to configure it. Why? (and Yes!, I'm **That** paranoid).
3) Does the site modify the add-on or some exchange take place, even something as simple as just reading/writing settings? (clarify maybe in the FAQ's on how it works instead of saying "We use an add-on")
4) Where are preferences held? In a cookie, local file or about:config lines internal to FF? (Yea i know i should be checking these questions out myself, but i figure the dev knows the ins and outs and can save me a few hours if the response seems right.)
5) Yea this website config thing really bothers me. Infact, I find it incredibly dodgy that you make it spawn a new window but have the URL hidden. Ya know, fraud and scam sites follow this same metric, and we're supposed to trust you with our privacy? (I can *not* rule out this is a bug if you say it supports FF4). Are you trying to hide the fact your using your WEBSITE -- To set peoples Prefs?! I'm sure the site is simply used to be able to quickly add/modify/remove items to the index?
This seems like a slippery slope. We have to trust you, and then out of good faith trust UserVoice just the same? Are you really saying that basically in order to truly keep a tabs on our privacy (By use of an add-on mind you) That we must also keep mindful of changes in Your, Google's **AND** UserVoice policy?
Thanks for your time. I look forward to a (positive) response and hope to learn much more of what appears to be a terrific idea for an add-on. I also hope maybe some of my questions may provide you with valuable feedback information.