L. Davis

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Name L. Davis
User since April 7, 2009
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Makes Downloading So Much More Convenient Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the few extensions I always install on new FireFox installations. It takes care of several annoyances when downloading files. You'll really realize just how helpful it is when you use a system without this add-on installed and get annoyed that the functionality that this extension offers in one place otherwise has to be accessed via multiple menus & popups. Graphically see the status of your downloads in the status bar at a glance while you visit other sites - easily open the folder that the file downloaded to - easily clear completed downloads - all without hunting for additional windows/popups or menus.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6.8). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the first add-on I install on any new FireFox installation. AdBlock simply helps FireFox display webpages without annoying, system-slowing, potentially dangerous ads. No need to know much about how ads work to use it - just subscribe to the list for your country and it will do the work for you. It's unobtrusive and it just works! No ugly placeholders or blank areas on webpages, you'll simply never realize an ad was supposed to be there. This is my favorite add-on and I recommend it to everyone.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Beef Taco (Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for this extension. I no longer trust the original TACO extension and I'm glad to see it's original functionality available in Beef Taco without the unfortunate changes TACO implemented during their last update.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is my first review, but I felt the need to write it after the recent Abine addition. My next review will be for Beef Taco (what TACO was before the addition of Abine), which I just installed after removing the TACO add-on (which I ran for many months). The TACO extension used to be a great, unobtrusive way to protect your privacy. The issue I have with the most recent version of this extension is that it installed an additional beta app - Albine - as an update to TACO, when it really should have been its own individual add-on. Keeping privacy-related extensions such as TACO up to date is important to make sure you're getting the latest cookies, but TACO should not have forced the Abine addition on users without their expressed opt-in permission (consent for an update does not equal consent to install a new beta app). Users installed TACO to protect their privacy, not to become Guinea pigs for a beta app without asking for it. Abine added a button to both the menu & status bars by default and also added obtrusive annoying alerts to just about every page I loaded. At first I was getting alerts that 416 users were affected by a data breach on every page I loaded, but then it changed to no data breaches after a few days - makes it very difficult to trust Abine's "alerts". I'm aware this is a beta app, but its creating an insane number of alerts on what was a previously stable add-on. I was able to disable the menu & status bar buttons and I thought I had disabled Abine as well, but all I was able to do was suppress *some* of the alerts. While uninstalling this add-on, I received an alert that the Abine data file(s) would be removed. This is the only add-on that I have ever received such an alert for and it's unsettling that the creators of a privacy app such as TACO would break the cardinal rule of privacy regarding making changes to users' systems without their specific consent. Are these data files logging information? The user isn't told. Yes, we accepted the update - as an update to TACO, not an agreement to beta test a totally different app. Placing additional data files on a users system, as Abine silently does, goes against the privacy mission that the TACO extension used to support. Until the Abine addition, I would have rated this add-on 5 stars, but the annoying, obtrusive Abine app that drops additional data files on users' systems takes it down to 1 star for me. The Albine addition is bad enough, but the fact that it was slipped into what was an unobtrusive privacy-protecting add-on diminishes my trust in the app's author(s). They should have offered Albine as a free download during a TACO update, not forced it on users. I just can't trust this add-on any more to protect my privacy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.01).