Safeguard news reading experience

What is newshelper?

newshelper is a Firefox add-on by Wildsky. This add-on has 18 daily active users The latest version, 1.6.0, was updated 6 years ago.

Stats date:
By: Wildsky
Users: 18
Version: 1.6.0 (Last updated: 2017-11-08)
Creation date: 2017-11-08
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • notifications
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 83.95K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
In this age of flooding misinformation, News Helper use the power of crowd-sourcing to provide a platform for all to report dubious or down-right untrue news articles. Using the browser extension to monitor every news site, the News Helper will timely remind you to keep an critical eye when reading news off the internet. We hope that collectively we can maintain a quality news reading experience online.
Risk impact

newshelper requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install newshelper if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

newshelper has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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