Many Firefox Quantum users are not happy with Mozilla since they found a strange new plugin in their browsers. The plugin was called Looking Glass and even though it was disabled by default, users weren’t happy to see a plugin they knew nothing about show up out of nowhere.
Mozilla has some very upset users who don’t like them sneaking in a Firefox plugin without warning.
The description of the Looking Glass plugin just said “MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT THAN YOURS.” That didn’t help matters. And so, users took to the official support forum to learn more about the mysterious plugin. Some couldn’t find any references to it online which only added to their suspicions and anger.
The plugin was part of Mr Robot’s alternative reality game. It’s a trail of clues that the writers have left for fans to discover. It was developed as a “shared experience to further your immersion into the Mr Robot universe,” says Mozilla. The problem is that no one knew about it. Once the plugin was enabled, it made minor changes to certain websites which provided players of the game with more clues. Firefox users are criticizing Mozilla for distributing a plugin without their permission.
The company has now moved the plugin to Firefox’s public add-on store and has also made its code available to the public. It also said in a statement that the plugin “never collected any data, and had to be explicitly enabled by users playing the game before it would affect any web content.” Opps.