Web of (Un)Trust

November 10, 2016


News has broken that the WoT (Web of Trust) add-on for Google Chrome and the Firefox browsers has  been taken offline. It turns out that this add-on is untrustworthy, having been gathering and selling detailed information on users.

From my personal experience, I have not trusted WoT for a long time. It would seem that the smaller sites I visit are not sufficiently “trustworthy” (those small sites never mistreated me or my information), while major sites that had recently been attacked, and in one case was under active attack and investigation, were listed as “trustworthy”.

I was not impressed with their algorithms and quickly stopped being one of WoT’s users.