- by Junaid Ahmed, 3 days agoRated 4 out of 5@Nicholas, Actually the data it mentions was accessible from the start, it is just informing the users now. The addon claims that it sends those data only to the installed desktop client. As the addon (and the desktop client) is not open-source, the users are in dark here and has to take Tonec on it's words. The least Tonec Inc. can do is let Mozilla audit their addon and get the trusted badge so that users can be sure their browsing habit isn't being sold to the highest bidder.
- by Nicholas, 4 days agoRated 4 out of 5Edit:@Vitaly Your excuse is a poor one because many new add-ons on the block have the trusted badge from smaller lesser known devs than IDM, so I don't see your reference. Your other point is also irrelevant, unlimited trust you possess? I leave that to you. I thank IDM for responding and upgraded my rating after doing some back-end test. Still IDM you should of try to gotten the trust badge all along and I hope you get one soon. It will put a lot of people mind at ease, negate misinformation and also develop better trust as a company. "Be Better"
Edit: @Junaid Ahmed, don't you think they should of gotten trusted badge from Mozilla first? Additionally they had all this time before to try to get the trusted badge. Am I suppose to trust Tonec like the whole Avast and other companies incident. Now who knows if they would even try to get Mozilla audit. Regardless I understand what you mean, just dont agree with Tonec approach.
Old: What is with the new privacy settings, stating that "The data may include URL, Internet address, cookies and credentials encrypted query parameters, form data, that is, all data that the browser sends to the server when the file is requested. In some cases, this data may contain your personal information"
So all of a sudden you need this information. Rather suspicious list of permissions to continue function when it was working without most of it all along 😕. Time to change manager???
Developer responseposted 2 days agoNothing has changed in IDM regarding this data collection since year 1999
To download files or multimedia content Firefox browser makes requests to servers over the network. This add-on transfers data of such requests to Internet Download Manager (IDM) desktop application to download files in IDM instead of browser.
This is a new requirement from Mozilla to obtain consent from users when information from Firefox is passed to another application.
Mozilla treats URL (internet download address) as potentially personally identifying information, and we have to write about it.
Please note that we (as a company) don't collect information that may contain personal information from Firefox browser. "IDM Integration module" add-on transfers only download information to Internet Download Manager desktop software, which in turn sends it to the same server that Firefox browser tried to send it before.
IDM stores this information on your local hard diskin system registry only. When you delete download from IDM, this information will be deleted as well.
Please note that URL as a part of this information may contain potentially personally identifying information in very rare cases. Anyway we have to warn about it according to new Mozilla policies.