First Place winner, June 2010 Photo Contest
It seemed like a great idea. A browser plugin that lets you freely comment on any article at any website in the world. It prevents censorship and it even circumvents bans. People such as Milo, Tila Tequila and Laura Loomer can comment on Twitter with it again.
Why then, I heard you ask, why then are you complaining? Well, because step by step Dissenter had began requiring more permissions. I've already allowed additional access several times, but today was the worst one yet.
It now requires permission to read all data for all websites that you visit. That means usernames, passwords, security codes for online banking and credit card numbers too. There's no reason whatsoever to require such a thing, merely to be able to post comment on a website (which is what Dissenter essentially is). If it were, then XT would require similar permissions.
I've mentioned this to their development team, but so far there's no reply. In the meantime I've disabled the extension, because obviously I'm not going to allow them such far reaching access to my data. But either way it's quite disappointing that they would do this.