is bitter.io chrome plugin spyware?

Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: General questionsis bitter.io chrome plugin spyware?

someone asked 10 months ago

bitter.io faucet once worked perfectly fine – but suddenly, since months ago, they forced us to use a chrome plugin for keep accessing it – contacting then the maintainer he said that mandatory situation would be fixed but it didn’t at all – very fishy situation – do our worries on bitter.io chrome plugin being a spyware confirms?

ajay singh replied 9 months ago

Yes you are right they play smart, i have checked their extension on my chrome browser and mentioned that their extension replacing google ad with their ad script mellow ads. i have checked this 2-3 times after disabling bitter.io extension all works fine, means if i surf any site from my browser which runs adsense ad runs normally but after enabling bitter.io extension the same ads replaced with mellow ads.

1 Answers
Zsofia Elek answered 10 months ago

Hey, I think you are raising a good point here. Although we do not have experience with Bitter.io directly, it is definitely questionable why the Faucet maintainer restricts the users to access the faucet through the plugin. In our 99Bitcoins Faucet, we only ask users to provide an email address for registration. 

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