Mozilla faces blowback after slipping Mr Robot plugin into Firefox

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Yesterday, Firefox users noticed a strange new plug-in popping up in their browsers.

A new plug-in called Looking Glass found its way into each instance of the new Firefox Quantum browser.

It was disabled by default, but users were still alarmed to see a plugin they hadn’t installed.

When they checked to see what Looking Glass did, they found a vague and ominous description— “MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT THAN YOURS” — which did little to quiet suspicions.“I did not remember installing this add-on, [and] I would not knowingly install it,” one user wrote in the support forum.

“Any explanations welcome because I can’t find any reference online.”As it turned out, Looking Glass was part of Mr.

Robot’s long-running alternative reality game,……

 
 
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