Meet the RequestPolicy Developer

Why was RequestPolicy created?

RequestPolicy started so I could scratch an itch. I used NoScript but I also wanted control over cross-site requests. I wanted a tool like RequestPolicy and nobody else had made it. At first I considered it completely separate from my academic activities (I was an undergrad computer science student at the time). However, a PhD student who mentored me at the time encouraged me to make it my first independent research project. I ended up publishing a paper on RequestPolicy at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium.

What's next for RequestPolicy

After more than two years of off-and-on development, RequestPolicy 1.0 is finally becoming a reality. This is a major rewrite of RequestPolicy which will solve a lot of the shortcomings of the initial version. The new version has a beautiful UI, an efficient and flexible rule system, and a lot of potential to reach a wider audience through an optional default-allow mode.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Justin Samuel
Location Oakland, CA
Occupation Founder, FreedomCP
Homepage http://www.justinsamuel.com/
Email address
User since July 10, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is Justin Samuel?

My company, FreedomCP, makes a free hosting control panel.

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