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Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-06, 19:11
by extra_D_string
Pale Moon does not accept Web Of Trust to indicate site-safety in search engine web searches. There were very very very few old addons/plugins/extensions with other names, but not sure how good or active those are. I had a couple of them installed, tried some searches on search enginers, but there were no safety-indicator icons shown with the items in the listings. Also, the browser did not show an icon either at the top or the bottom while these extensions or addons were installed.
Are there ANY search-safety addons for Pale Moon like Web Of Trust?

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-06, 20:06
by Moonraker
have you tried flagfox?
this has WOT integrated.

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-06, 20:42
by extra_D_string
flagfox not doing what W.O.T. would do. I just tried it and then made a google search. NO ratings icons next to the search items listed. There is a country flag in the address bar but that alone is meaningless. Any extensions for Pale Moon that will give the functionality as W.O.T,?

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-08, 05:48
by extra_D_string
A way to work around this is found:
Norton's Safe Search site, https://search.norton.com/, https://search.norton.com

Placed into the Bookmarks bar of my Pale Moon browser

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-08, 21:46
by gracious1
You may also go here:
http://mycroftproject.com/search-engine ... norton.com

Click on the link on that page for Norton Safe Search (Ask) and when the dialog pops up, click on "Add". This will add Norton Safe Search to the Search Bar, and you can select it from among the other search engines.

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-10, 05:01
by extra_D_string
gracious1 wrote:You may also go here:
http://mycroftproject.com/search-engine ... norton.com

Click on the link on that page for Norton Safe Search (Ask) and when the dialog pops up, click on "Add". This will add Norton Safe Search to the Search Bar, and you can select it from among the other search engines.
Thanks. That I now tried and is something that I want. I wish I could also see the same kind of warning/safety icons in searches on Duckduckgo and Google, but adding norton.search.com to the Pale Moon web search feature is good.

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-10, 08:21
by adesh
I do not want to spark a heated debate here, but this "web of trust" thing is unnecessary in my opinion, in fact bad. It can be seen as a mild form of censorship. It is similar to Google Safe browsing. NO TNANKS! I know whom to trust, whom to do business with. The website I trust might be seen as unsafe by others. And it gets dirty when the things are across the border. Russian web links might be seen as untrusted in US while they can be totally safe, and indeed popular in Russia. Trust is a personal thing.

Then there is also a privacy angle to it - they know everything you search online.

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-11, 12:31
by Marcus
adesh wrote:Then there is also a privacy angle to it - they know everything you search online.
Exactly.
If you want safe searches install and harden uBlock Origin. If you browse with pop-ups, fonts, scripts and frames blocked you'll have a level of security no ratings tool can provide. Then just create a whitelist of your trusted sites.
With time I created a list of rules and filters long as a toilet paper roll; I back it up and import it if I need to reinstall the browser/OS.

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-11, 12:36
by Moonraker
Well "most" extensions "know" what you search etc as they need to in order to function correctly.This is what has always puzzled me about chrome users who complain about extensions reading their data when in fact the very browser they are using is doing the exact same. :lol:

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-11, 18:07
by coffeebreak
adesh wrote:Then there is also a privacy angle to it - they know everything you search online.

Web of Trust has a history of selling users' browsing history.

First reportage: Nackt im Netz: Millionen Nutzer ausgespäht
English translation (Google Translate): Naked on the net: millions of users spied

Ghacks: Your browsing history may have been sold already
Wikipedia: WOT_Services#Privacy_issues
Bugzilla: bug #1314332
PM forum: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=13573

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-11, 19:19
by Fedor2
Demand on such extension may be explained as "i am not going bother with my security let some other people or company do it for me", do you believe that some unknown thing always will be conduct you honestly?

oh, read a story realted
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanin#Legend

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-12, 02:29
by extra_D_string
This is making me lost. I chose for the adblocker, Adblock Latitude, because that what the addon's page for Pale Moon says we should use. The adjustments to the use of uBlock I do not understand and not know how to make.

Re: Web Of Trust or something like it for search safety icons

Posted: 2018-03-12, 10:09
by Marcus
Install uBlock from here https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases (click on uBlock0.firefox.xpi)
Install the updater https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/ublock0-updater/
Get familiar with the Wiki https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki

This add-on has a learning curve, but it's worth it.