Analyze Amazon reviews when shopping online.
**** PERMISSIONS FAQ ****
Q: Does the Fakespot Extension “Read and Change Your Data on a Number of Websites”?
A: Yes to read and No to change.
Yes, the Fakespot Extension needs to read the web address of the site you are on in order to provide an analysis when a USER requests via the click of the extension button.
No, the Fakespot Extension does NOT CHANGE any data you see on the web page. Google considers any requests, re-directs or pop-ups as a “Change”, hence the wording.
Q: Does the Fakespot Extension “Read Your Browsing History”
A: No, the Fakespot Extension DOES NOT read your browsing history. The Fakespot Extension can only be initiated by the USER, for the current page the USER is browsing; it does not go into the browsing history. Google considers your current page as “your browsing history”, hence the wording.
Q Does the Fakespot Extension “Know Your Email Address?”
A: No. This is a request by Google Payment, if a USER chooses to upgrade to the new Fakespot Plus Extension which costs $1.99 per month subscription. Google Payment alerts Fakespot as to the email address so that a receipt may be generated for both sides for record keeping.
Fakespot analyzes reviews intelligently and calculates a grade based on the authenticity of reviews involving the selected product. The service was created to help out online shoppers due to the enormous fraudulent industry behind creating fake reviews to hype up a product.
Fakespot identifies fake reviews, currently supporting Yelp and Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.au.