I heard about this app and extension service because it was pulled from the Apple Store because Amazon issued a takedown notice for something that is wrapping around their website and potentially exposing your data etc. So it got me interested as yes that is essentially what any extension or app can do, so nothing really unusual.
Well, what I noticed was this:
1. Fakespot's website no longer seems to have a 'paste URL' to search. That is how I would have wanted to use it as I'd then know there is no browser extension watching every movement I make 24/7.
2. On their website, my tracker blocking shows some usual ad server sites (not unusual if you want to display adverts there), as well as Connect Facebook, TikTok Analytics (really?), and Google Tag Manager.
Maybe I'm just getting too cynical, but why can't it just do a plain URL lookup on the page without gathering so much other data? I mean, you'd be interested in such detailed shopping browsing apart from Facebook?
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