PrivDog 126.96.36.199 is now released.
As you all may or may not be aware, Google has closed the Chrome platform and now requires all extensions to be in the Google Web Store and bound by Google’s own policies. Google require developers to pay Google to be in the web store. Google is now blocking the PrivDog extension for Google Chrome. Adtrustmedia wants users to have an open Internet and freedom to protect themselves. At this time Adtrustmedia does not want to place the PrivDog privacy protection plug-in in the Google Web Store. Adtrustmedia wants an open Internet to allow users to install privacy products at their own discretion.
Currently if you are a Chrome user and you want to protect yourself using PrivDog we highly recommend installing Comodo Dragon: http://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/brows… Comodo Dragon and Chrome are based on the same Chromium code base. Additionally Comodo Dragon has all the Google calls home and unique install IDs removed to protect your privacy even further. Together they are a great privacy package.
Considering Google ads are very prevalent with Google being one of the largest advertisement networks, Google is one of the major companies against which PrivDog guards your privacy. We feel adding our plug-in to the web store will allow Google to disable the plug-in at their own discretion and is a conflict of interests. Google has many business based motivations for large user data mining. Google has also come under increasing attacks from privacy advocates. PrivDog protects your privacy from many advertisement networks, not just Google.
Adtrustmedia is currently developing a browser independent version of PrivDog to once again empower Google Chrome users who choose to protect their privacy. Adtrustmedia will hopefully start beta testing in just a couple of weeks and there is a team working tirelessly to deliver this new even more powerful privacy tool.
For existing users (other than Chrome) your browsers will be automatically updated.
New Increased threat coverage Common
New Increased plugin performance Chrome
New Increased update mechanism Setup
New Improved GUI compatibility with older versions Firefox
New Improved plugin stability IE
New GUI improvements Common
New Chrome removed from setup Setup
New Firefox shows install dialog Setup
Fixed defect where: Data not shown on the threats page Chrome
Fixed defect where: Menu popup shows wrong data Firefox
Fixed defect where: Empty space appears at the bottom of popup Chrome/Firefox
Fixed defect where: Incorrect entries in uninstall menu Setup
Fixed defect where: Plugin isn’t installed in Firefox Setup
Fixed defect where: IceDragon resets block mode after reopening IceDragon
Fixed defect where: 3rd party cookies blocking resets after browser reopened Firefox
The PrivDog Team.