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  1. Jul 2019
    1. Fellow student, since you are reading this, you installed Hypothes.is as the instructor's recommended. However, the extension by default has permissions to read all data on all websites you visit. Technically that means email, banking sites, etc. I for one don't want to give random software that authority. The developer did provide a easy way to limit that, and I'll assume he programmed it to work as promised. If you right click on the "h." extension icon, you can change "This can read and write all site data" to only Coursera - which means you can use the extension for the class, but it shouldn't be reading your emails or bank passwords.

      For the course writers and INSEAD - while Hypothesis looks solid and its nice that its non-profit, encouraging all students to install unrestricted extensions which can read all pages and data is a big responsibility, it could easily go wrong. Have you considered how this could be used as malware with the extensive permissions the extension is granted by default?