https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

Popular "SpeakIt" TTS extension stealing Data

If you use "SpeakIt" as a TTS system you should remove it now.

I was getting messages from my security that there was heavy outbound traffic from my computers.

After poking around I found the culprit was a browser extension that I have used for quite some time. It is called "SpeakIt" and has just now been labeled as being in violation of several browser's policies.

Here are a couple notifications I found online:

Chrome and Firefox extension found stealing user data. Uninstall these addons right away

Data leak warning issued to million)s of google chrome and firefox users Forbes

August 10, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Tks for the warning :-)

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ESK_22

What is the function of "SpeakIt"?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carbsrule

TTS = text to speech. As it's a browser extension, one would assume it reads out text on a webpage.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ESK_22

Ok, thank you

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

Oh my-

Thanks for that! I've been using it for a while, but I haven't gotten any warnings/notifications. Thanks!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Better use Camilo's userscript "Duolingo Tree Enhancer" for the browser Tampermonkey / Violentmonkey addons:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/19654789/Userscript-Tree-Enhancer

You can view the source before you install it by clicking on the RAW button.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DAVOUDI

woww

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarloLardini

I used to have it installed. Somewhat removed. It was crap. I recomend qTranslate plugin for Windows or TranslateMate for browsers.

August 14, 2019
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