anka_213

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Nome anka_213
Utente da July 20, 2011
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GBookmarks (Google Bookmarks for Firefox)

"Open source" adware (part 2) Assegnate 2 su 5 stelle

This is adware, see my previous review for proof.

I just found their privacy policy (http://www.suchisoft.com/privacy.php):

Privacy Policy for GBookmarks:

* GBookmarks does NOT install third party applications.
Ok, fine.
* GBookmarks does NOT install spyware, adware, malware or any other type of threat to your privacy.
Not sure if I agree there...
* GBookmarks does NOT collect any personal information or information with your Google Account.
This is correct as far as I can tell.
* GBookmarks might collect any anonymous information of the usage for analytical purposes.
Well, shouldn't this have been mentioned in the EULA?
* GBookmarks might store any second-party cookies eg. Google Analytics cookies, Google Adsense etc.
Hmm... Why google adsense?

Questo utente ha inserito una recensione precedente su questo componente aggiuntivo.

GBookmarks (Google Bookmarks for Firefox)

"Open source" adware Assegnate 2 su 5 stelle

This is indeed adware. Quote from the sourcecode*:

checkAdStatus: function() {
[...]
xhttp.doAsyncPost("version=" + ver + "&ts=" + timeStamp, "adId=" + id,
"http://www.suchisoft.com/adPrefs/index.php");
[...]
};

That site currently contains "{"showAd":false}", so apparently ads are disabled currently.

It seems like the code does not send any personal data to the authors or any third part**,
but I would either block their site or avoid using this addon.

/Anka

* chrome://gbookmarks/content/gbookmarks/gbookmarksOverlay.js - if you have installed the addon
or
gbookmarks_v0.7.xpi/chrome/gbookmarks.jar/content/gbookmarks/gbookmarksOverlay.js (.xpi- and .jar-files are ordinary zip-files)

** Except for Google of course ;-)