SPYWARE Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

this extension is listed as a TRACKING EXTENSION by howtogeek

discuss.howtogeek.com/t/warning-your-browser-extensions-are-spying-on-you/12394

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.

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How can I set the autocopy context menu to the default firefox context menu? Can this addon save more clipboards?

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This add-on is very useful, but...

A question for developer: you say that I can turn off stas from opion panel... but I don't see this opition. Any direction, please?
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A question for users: I have vers. 1.0.2 yet and I don't install new version. Do you think that this version too has spyware stats?

Why even have an option to send anonymous info? Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

You realize that providing a program that auto-copies text and having an option that allegedly sends anonymous statistics somewhere makes people worried right?
Your privacy policy says you gather info about all the websites we visit and all the search terms we make. Why do you need this info? How does knowing the websites we visit and especially the searches we make help improve the function of this add-on?
This is no doubt a useful extension but the privacy issues are troubling. I think it would make all of us feel better if you got rid of this statistics gathering option.

About New Version Bewertet mit 3 von 5 Sternen

thanks for the update, looks like a new group of developers are working on this add-on now. you guys are doing a good job and hope you can keep this add-on updated. I have a problem - how to change the "Search For" option from using Google? How do i use Yahoo search or another search engine.? I have changed my browser default search engine from Google to another search engine. But AutoCopy still uses Google. Please let us know how to make this change.thanks.

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Thanks

Hi,
thank you for noticing that we are working on it :-)
Yes it is true, we want to make this add-on as good as possible.
We are currently uploading few bug fixes but in the next version there should be some variety of default search providers.

We have launched recently a new Add-on called Search it which will allow you to search highlighted texts on the context menu on various providers and you can even add a provider.
It has not been reviewed yet but it will be soon.
Stay tuned.
Wips.com team

One of my favorites Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

I love this add-on because it makes copying so much faster, and I do a lot of that. Will be contacting, though, because I have the same problem another reviewer had, in that after the last update, I lose formatting when I just highlight to copy.

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Excelent Time Saver Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

have been using this addon for a long time, very useful, simple and to the point; does what it promises.

my firefox addon was updated (I don't know how) to version 1.0.4, which has a bug: it does not copy the formatting of the text.
I downloaded again version 1.0.2 and it is working fine again!
I don't use Chrome because it does not have this addon!
keep up the good work.

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Great extension.It's makes browsing much easily!

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