by Firefox user 14016988, 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Love startpage.com, but this last update of the extension all of a sudden requires not just access to its own domain, but also the new "Access browser tabs" permission, which is a major concern for a privacy-oriented company to put out without even mentioning it on the new version notes. Holding a star and holding back my version too.
Developer responseposted 3 years ago
Thank you for using Startpage. The request to view tabs is only applicable in the initial install process, in order to pass a marketing page URL from add.startpage.com to confirm a successful installation. However, to enable that feature, we had to request users allow access to the tabs. Once install is complete, we NEVER look at your tabs, so we are actively pursuing other options to grab that URL without needing access to tabs.