PSA: MetaMask reveals your Ethereum address to sites you visit, here’s how to hide it

Tech 22-3-2019 The Next Web 17

There’s a setting that popular Ethereum service MetaMask doesn’t enable by default, and its putting users‘ privacy at risk. MetaMask works as a gateway to decentralized apps (dapps) running on Ethereum’s blockchain. It’s a browser extension that seeks to simplify the use of cryptocurrency, which tends to intimidate unfamiliar users. It’s one of the most popular apps of its kind, boasting over a million installs on Chrome. The company built a new “privacy mode” last year, designed to keep users from unintentionally broadcasting their Ethereum addresses to sites they visit while MetaMask is in use; these signals are known as “message broadcasts.” Ethereum…

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