- Rated 1 out of 5by rasungod, 14 days agoI saw other reviews saying they access your passwords, security questions and more. I didn't believe it. But they do ask for just that.
Dear Developer, That's okay, I could have blocked you from access anyway, since I'm on Waterfox. Mozilla is much less trustworthy than you so using the main release is a bad idea.
- Rated 1 out of 5by fghjkiolikujhz, a month agoPersonal Information We Collect
.... User ID also includes your account password, other credentials, security questions, and confirmation codes.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Baconisgood, a month agoI have used Fakespot for years and have been pleased with it. I don't have a problem with the permissions granted since I use Firefox and they block Facebook and that is all that I am concerned about. So far I have trusted Fakespot and they have been spot-on. I also have Malwarebytes on my computer and if there was a problem with Fakespot they would alert me. When I have been warned about new sellers I have respected that and then I wait until they have proven themselves to be legitimate.
So, that's why they have earned 5 stars from me. I would give 10 if they were available.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 14489884, 7 months agoNeeded something like this with all the fake reviews out there. Tested it on a several Amazon products, incl some I got burned on and suspected fake reviews or pay for 5*. FS rated both the worst ones reviews a B with "minimal deception" and all good on the pay for 5* on totally terrible product (I know b/c I received the offer to change my review, and a few reviews mentioned it, esp on seller). The other bad product said all was fine, but that Amazon modified 74,662 reviews (but there are only 37,957), yet FS said 80% "high quality" reviews. Great on Amazon to remove or w/e 2/3 of the reviews (or does this mean reviewer mods as well?), but how can the other metrics be so good? Also, the Amazon rating on every product I checked was the same as the FS, in one case 5* (riiiight, on 9,384 reviews of a horrible, scam product). So, for my uses, the results and usefulness don't justify the privacy invasion.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Broffrey, 7 months agoAvoid this kind of extensions that can collect what you are looking on the internet, it's just collecting informations on you to profile you and similar customers to target ads/products/services. That's desguished spyware in counterpart to provide you a pretended nice service.
And just about the service provided: this kind of extensions (lots of similar exist like this one) can modify the webpages on-the-fly and also can censure some parts or search results to guide you to buy to a specific seller instead of a concurrent. And guess who is paying the extension editor to do that?
Mind again before addin browser extensions!
- Rated 1 out of 5by Nikita, 8 months agoWARNING: SPYWARE
7 months ago, I wrote a 5/5 review, because I've been using Fakespot for searching Amazon products. So I was happy to get a convenient Firefox add-on.
I stopped using this addon a few months ago. Not only does it make Amazon lag, but seems to be active on more than just Amazon.
So just to be clear, you're just basically giving a third party a free reign on your browser activities, going through every store you use.
Not only are they monitoring your store uses, but you can bet your ass they are selling this info to parties like Amazon and Google, among other spywares, who want to monitor where you purchase and what.
This is a privacy nightmare on a whole new level.
Cherry on top? They disabled searches on their site. So now you HAVE to use their add-on.
Haha, no. You're out.
- Rated 2 out of 5by Firefox user 12253094, 8 months agoReally just agreeing with the most recent 1-star reviews. I wish to ask the Dev: do you realize ... and I'm not suggesting that you're not brilliant, honestly. It's just - I hate to see a once-very-popular add-on going this route.
I wish you'd re-think your decisions which resulted in a far more invasive experience and which have garnered some harsh criticism from formerly happy users. I know that you are not "forcing" anyone to do anything, and that's been your basic response of late... and we know that's true. BUT - if a person wishes to use your add-on you ARE enforcing a level of depth and breadth in.. umm... information gathering abilities.. which a growing number of people are quite concerned about.
Clearly you've many projects underway and this is perhaps just a legacy from a more addOn-friendly Firefox - but, if you care about this particular one - I hope you give it more thought.
Cheers - and - I do get it, really.
- Rated 1 out of 5by GreaseMacaque, 9 months agoThis use to be good. Now you HAVE to login for it to work. When attempting to create a login, no verify emails are ever sent, so no login is ever created.
- Rated 2 out of 5by Firefox user 15289944, 10 months agoI installed the program before reading the reviews, then found out in the reviews that all my website visited are reported to Fakespot. That gave me a bad feeling, so I removed the program and will use their website link instead when needed.
- Rated 2 out of 5by RCAdddiction, a year agoIt's a positive that Fakespot finally works with Firefox as well as it did in Chrome. I've stopped using Chrome due to privacy issues. I use Chrome only to shop on Amazon to see the Fakespot review and then close it.
However, it's a huge negative that FS pops up and interferes with non-Amazon, non-eBay sites. The plug-in also seems to have far too many permissions, tracking every site to which a user goes. This is a bridge too far. I'm disabling it for the moment, but likely am going to uninstall this overly intrusive tracker. Again, if there's no charge for a product, then you are the product. I'm not going to be FakeSpot's product.