Mozilla recommended privacy extension had "phone-home" feature

A browser extension for the Firefox web browser that Mozilla recommended on its official Firefox blog as one of the extensions to make the "Firefox browser a privacy superpower" had phone-home functionality baked into the extension that would submit the current URL and previously visited URLs to a server in Germany on every website load.

Web Security, the name of the add-on, claims to protect users actively "from malware, tampered websites or phishing sites". The extension has more than...

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