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Can add ons access your data

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I really like firefox add ons but there is something which resists me to use them. They ask the permission to data. If I give them the permission, can they see my private data such as password entered on sites, online banking requirements etc. Please tell me what data they can access?

I really like firefox add ons but there is something which resists me to use them. They ask the permission to data. If I give them the permission, can they see my private data such as password entered on sites, online banking requirements etc. Please tell me what data they can access?

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These extensions for Android Firefox are definitely safe, they have been reviewed by a specialist from Mozilla.

"Access all the data for all the websites" usually means access to the DOM tree, which is needed to remove ads, or do additional styling; nothing scary.

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Okay, thanks. I used leechblock extension on firefox and due to some reason my phone was formatted, so when I reinstall firefox I didn't find leechblock extension and I can't download pdf from firefox. However both my problem are resolved by using beta app. Why did these things happen on the non beta version, and tell any solution please.

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We are looking to make more add-ons and features available in future updates to Firefox for Android.