Cindy-T

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Name Cindy-T
User since November 25, 2009
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My Reviews

BetterPrivacy

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm a huge fan of this add-on, and am extremely bummed to find Firefox has stopped responding when Better Privacy is enabled. I can't do anything, at all, when it's enabled. I can't even launch the tools menu and reach the Add-ons option. I spent a lot of time troubleshooting this, and I disabled all themes and add-ons in FF safe mode. The browser works fine until I enable Better Privacy. I wish I knew how to fix it. I was on adobe's site with Better Privacy open, and made changes to my settings. When I went back to the BP pop-up and clicked to refresh, the browser stopped responding. I have tried everything, even reinstalling, but BP no longer works. At least, FF no longer works for me when BP is enableed. Please help.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.47.4). 

BetterPrivacy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love BetterPrivacy! It does exactly what I want, and gives me full control over which LSO's to keep or delete.

I have to disagree with Al, a reviewer further down. I did search my PC when I first tried BetterPrivacy, and it found all LSOs stored under my username.

BetterPrivacy *does* search my '/sys/' folder by default. I know this because settings.sol is saved in the sys folder while other LSO files are stored in a folder outside of 'sys'. On my PC, the path is:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol
Settings.sol is the *only* LSO that is ever saved at this location, and it's only saved at the location when I change default settings via Adobe.com's site. Al, perhaps your PC setup is the problem. You mention LSO files stored in locations that should not be accessible from the web. If your security settings allow access (read, write and/or execute) to all the areas mentioned in your review, then you should seriously take a look at your PC's security.

BetterPrivacy is simply awesome. I actually use Chrome on my sites now because it's faster. However, I leave Firefox open in another window. The second a site plants a flash file on my PC in my Chrome window, BetterPrivacy alerts me in the open Firefox window, even though I am not actively using Firefox. It's simply amazing!

I'm truly grateful to BetterPrivacy's creator! Recently, I have been very active on Facebook and play numerous games by Zynga. For a variety of reasons, none that enhance a player's experience with their games, Zynga recently began planting LSO files on PCs as a means to track their users across domains and accounts. Of course, they don't disclose this in their privacy policy. I was alarmed to find multiple LSO files planted on my PC when I visited & logged into their forum and even more files when I played one of their HTML games that's not flash based. Without BetterPrivacy, I may not have known the true source of these files. In your quest to make users more aware of LSO files, I hope you can add Zynga to your research and perhaps, bring attention to how they are tracking over 100+ million players on just Facebook. That number doesn't include other social networks. Their biggest game on Facebook has 80+ million daily players, which is scary when you think of just how many PCs are being tracked over there many games across all social networks.

Anyways, awesome add-on! Thanks for opening my eyes to the Super Cookie world.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.47.4). 

BetterPrivacy

Awesome Add-on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love BetterPrivacy! It does exactly what I want, and gives me full control over which LSO's to keep or delete.

I have to disagree with Al, a reviewer further down. I did search my PC when I first tried BetterPrivacy, and it found all LSOs stored under my username.

BetterPrivacy *does* search my '/sys/' folder by default. I know this because settings.sol is saved in the sys folder while other LSO files are stored in a folder outside of 'sys'. On my PC, the path is:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol
Settings.sol is the *only* LSO that is ever saved at this location, and it's only saved at the location when I change default settings via Adobe.com's site. Al, perhaps your PC setup is the problem. You mention LSO files stored in locations that should not be accessible from the web. If your security settings for your PC allow access to all the areas mentioned in your review, then you should take a look at PC's security.

BetterPrivacy is simply awesome. I actually use Chrome on my sites now because it's faster. However, I leave Firefox open in another window. The second a site plants a flash file on my PC in my Chrome window, BetterPrivacy alerts me in the open Firefox window, even though I am not actively using Firefox. It's simply amazing!

I'm truly grateful to BetterPrivacy's creator! Recently, I have been very active on Facebook and play numerous games by Zynga. For a variety of reasons, none that enhance a player's experienced with their games, Zynga recently began planting LSO files on PCs as a means to track their users across domains and accounts. Of course, they don't disclose this in their privacy policy. I was alarmed to find multiple LSO files planted on my PC when I visited & logged into their forum and even more files when I played one of their HTML games that's not flash based. Without BetterPrivacy, I may not have known the true source of these files. In your quest to users more aware of LSO files, I hope you can add Zynga to your research and perhaps, bring attention to how they are tracking over 100+ million players on just Facebook. That doesn't include other social networks. Their biggest game on Facebook has 80+ million daily players, which is scary when you think of just how many PCs are being tracked over there many games across all social networks.

Anyways, awesome add-on! Thanks for opening my eyes to super cookies.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.47.4). 

DownThemAll!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on! I just wish it could download all images on a page, including CSS background images found in embedded and external style-sheets, as well as images defined by inline styles.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8). 

Privacy +

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I feel misled by the developer of this app and the 5 star rating by users. This add-on does not work! Yes, as stated, it "adds a simple checkbox in the [Clear Recent History] dialog that will allow you to delete these cookies (Flash LSO) anytime you like." However, although you can click and clear whenever you like, it does not clear any of the LSO files on my PC. I started using the add-on Better Privacy this week, and was shocked to find 100s of Flash LSO files on my PC despite the fact that I've been using this add-on Privacy Plus for months. Better Privacy has given me the ability to control, remove and even whitelist LSOs, as well as alerts me to new files. Howeve, Privacy Plus doesn't seem to catch those same files. Why is that?

Snapper

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The application has a bug with transparency. If a background color or image is not set, the snapper turns the transparency into black. It then crops the image as tightly as possible around a page's content block (block area with text, image or other content). Unfortunately, text is normally black on the web, so you end up with a completely blacked out image (black text on black BG) or a picture of images on top of a black BG. To reproduce the issue with transparency, simply:
1. click the snapper icon in your browser
2. select 'Help' from the menu
3. take a snapshot of the help page using auto save.
4. view saved image.