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The last "safe" versions of WOT had remained open-source:
IE ver.20130902 (02 SEP 2013)
FF ver.20131118 (18 NOV 2013)
Chrome: ver.2.5.14 (08 APR 2014)
It's safe to say that IF the source code is not open, the reason is to hide unacceptable behavior of the add-on.
One example would be to right-click and disable or turn the add-on "off"
While you will not see ratings, or have ability to rate site, the add-on still makes HTTP requests with: secure.mywot.com
WOT is still "working" in the background.
[url=https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/Yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=1998957&tarkiste=AF057A9D1864600E8029A4E3E180046A0FB5F746 t=_self]TOW Software Oy[/url]
What information do you collect?
Your privacy is very important to us.
WOT collects information only for computing website ratings, performing statistical analysis and preventing abuse of our service.
Any information that is no longer needed for these purposes is deleted.
When loading reputations for the websites you visit, the software sends our service only the encrypted hostname and any ratings you may choose to give.
The information about domains visited is stored only temporarily for computing ratings. Your IP address is never stored in our database.
WOT is a domain rating service; domain being defined as either hostname or IP, commonly referred to as a website (as referenced in WOT's Terms: SCOPE OF SERVICE)
WOT was never designed to collect URL data, nor was it intended to "rate" URL's, commonly referred to as webpage(s).
Harvesting, storing, and transmitting (selling):
user data: weboftrust.witness_id | weboftrust.witness_key | username (if registered / synchronized)
Combined, this collection becomes PII
Which places WOT into the category of:
software that is installed surreptitiously and gathers information about an Internet user's browsing habits, intercepts the user's personal data, etc., transmitting this information to a third party.