- Previously, she caused a flurry of criticism against the application for illegal collection of IP addresses.
- The update aims to give the user more control over their account.
- The user can now change the RPC host, as well as disable token detection and phishing control
They accused the company of illegally collecting IP addresses. And this is true, but only in part. When installing the wallet for the first time, the user’s IP address got into the Infura RPC node, the developer of which is Consensys.
Later, the user could change this setting, but his data still remained in the organization. Yesterday, March 14, the MetaMask team announced about the release of a new update designed to change this.
In version 10.25.0, an extended list of options is available to the user when creating a wallet. In particular, here you can change the RPC node from Infura to any other, cancel the phishing check, token detection, and other new features.
Recall that these features, although they provide considerable benefits, also require the sending of personal data to a third party, for example, Etherscan or jsDeliver.
“Data exploitation goes against the core values of MetaMask. Instead, we believe we can “arm” our community with the fundamental principles that govern our software development—true ownership and privacy.” emphasized in the MetaMask team.