[tbb-bugs] #30032 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Add warning or disable adding additional extensions

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#30032: Add warning or disable adding additional extensions
 Reporter:  legind                    |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team                   |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #30037                    |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:

Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Just wanted to write from a user's perspective, the only addon I used with
 Tor Browser was DownThemAll as it made downloading multiple files much
 easier. At the moment I'm trying "Simple mass downloader" since
 DownThemAll isn't compatible with the new Firefox.

 Can Tor try to proactively fix anonymity or security related issues from
 addons that are most likely to be installed on Tor Browser? It may require
 some research to figure that out. My guess is download managers/helpers
 and adblockers would be among the most popular.

 From my experience, Simple mass downloader seems to record file links in
 the browser history and they are not removed with new identity or browser

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30032#comment:3>
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