Diab Soule

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Name Diab Soule
User since January 15, 2014
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My Reviews

Lightbeam for Firefox

I can't be the only person reading between the lines Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I sat down recently and decided to look into Lightbeam's privacy policy. Once I started to put some pieces together I became VERY concerned. I suggest everybody do the same. Here is examples to think about.:

""" For us, "personal information" means information which identifies you, like your name or email address.""""

Any information that falls outside of this is "non-personal information." """

THATS IT?! The means everything else is NON-personal. IP address is like looking somebody up in phonebook.

***** How do we learn information about you?****

you give it to us directly (e.g., when you choose to send us crash reports from Firefox); we collect it automatically through our products and services (e.g., when we check whether your version of Firefox is up to date);
we collect it automatically through our products and services (e.g., when we check whether your version of Firefox is up to date);
someone else tells us information about you (e.g., Thunderbird works with your email providers to set up your account); or
when we try and understand more about you based on information you've given to us (e.g.,WHEN WE USE YOUR IP ADDRESS to customize language for some of our services).**

*** What do we do with your information once we have it?

When you give us personal information, we will use it in the ways for which you've given us permission. GENERALLY, we use your information to help us provide and improve our products and services for you.*****

So what else is it used for? I would suggest everybody to read and come to their own conclusions. I personally have some concerns here because we all know what is out there. Gathering info from a FREE addon is not in the least bit difficult. I hope I am totally wrong but the wording in About Lightbeam leaves me with zero trust and I have removed it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.9.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Blur

Started connecting the dots! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is a follow up to my first review as I have had a bit more time to try and connect the dots. I am not liking what is becoming more clear to me. This is just MY opinion and in no way to be taken as fact of any wrong doing. I dare not to falsely accuse,

It is becoming more and more that the tracker blocker ceases to function but the e-mail pop up puts in overtime trying to get you to come aboard. WHY is that? Get back to that in a moment.

Abine has offered to anyone affected by the Target Database Breach to FREE masked credit cards. I was one of the 70 million. How would you know that though? Take my word for it? Maybe just take my CC number! When you click the link www.abine.com/target it actually takes you here https://dnt.abine.com/#premiumreg with no backing out of the page. Nothing to do with Target on that page or am I not seeing it. What I do see is a POSSIBLE dam about to burst.

Confidence is gained as DNT starts off damn good as a blocker. So people may start to be inclined to get the mask me addon.I have had a few websites ban me right out because of Mask Me. It didn't mask me it "screwed" me. Then the pressure is on! DNT stops working (in my case it was because I was using FF27 and must have been the odd man out because I KNOW many others also using FF27 with no issues) You are relentlessly hounded by the stupid pop up that supposedly you can stop at anytime(ponzi like replies assuring you that it can be) Yet people still can't turn it off. So the pattern DNT kick starts leads to the possibility of Abine having ALL your e-mail AND CC info. What else is needed to be cleaned out?

As stated this is MY observation and I seriously hope its just me being overly paranoid. I do not claim that Abine has done any wrong doing. This is only my review.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1038.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Lightbeam for Firefox

Works fine Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am not quite sure why so many have been unable to get Lightbeam going. I find it very useful. Kind of like a family tree it can go off in all different directions and at times will seem surreal at just how many third party sites you connect with even with tons of security software. I just open Lightbeam in a window all by itself and gather the info so I can weed out the unwanted.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5.1-signed). 

Blur

DNTM no longer tracking ANYTHING Rated 1 out of 5 stars

For the last 30+ days DNTM has ceased to block a single tracker since I hit 11k blocked. Contacted support 3-4 days ago and was asked what browser I used and that was the extent of it with no further assistance as of yet. If there are other add-ons causing this problem OR some sort of malware that blocks DNTM from doing its job. It would be nice if Abine could make this info available. I cannot find anything on this topic. If a solution is not found then I have no choice but to ditch and go with something else. ANY info to let us know Abine?


After several back and forth emails which basically was the same questions over again. I am left with the feeling that somebody and/or everybody doesn't have a clue and that the answer is to just speculate. I have now been told that the most likely problem is because I am using FF 27beta. That could be very well the reason. That didn't sound like a answer that has knowledge behind it though. Has this conflict been identified already and made to be viewed by public? Any fix in place? Has it been tested by Abine after many others having same problem? I have not been asked and/or directed to ANY sort of diagnostics or troubleshooting. I am not sold that it is FF 27 causing the problem until it has been well researched/documented. Uninstalling this add-on for now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1038.1-signed).