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Finally, someone does it! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Firefox has needed something like this for a LONG time. The ability to selectively allow/deny third party requests is not a panacea but it IS an absolutely essential... CORE... feature when it comes to security and privacy. Bravo to Mr. Samuel for doing what others could or would not!!
I was surprised by how little time it took me to configure things for the thirty or forty sites I most frequently visit. There were one or two glitches (which I did not investigate), but overall the addon worked quite well.
I am hoping that development and testing of this addon will continue. Perhaps with the help of a forum at RequestPolicy.com where supporters may contribute to the effort and communicate with others.
Can be quite useful, needs monitoring Rated 3 out of 5 stars
NoScript is an extension which adds additional, fine-grained control over website permissions and thus it can be quite useful for reducing one's exposure to some security and privacy threats. Users must be patient and willing to make frequent adjustments as they visit new sites.
This extension is monetized through ads which are displayed on the changelog page that is by default displayed after every update. In order to assure that these ads are retrieved, one or more advertising sites are globally whitelisted. Some users may find this objectionable. All users MUST carefully inspect the default whitelist and remove those entries which they feel present security and/or privacy risks.
The author has engaged in certain other moderately severe inappropriate behavior so as to reduce the chances of his changelog ads being blocked. The details were made public and should still be available along with his public apology which followed. Some users might wish to accept said apology but remain vigilant. When one installs an extension they are extending a great deal of trust to it as well as its author(s).