So the widely reported on Maxthon issue that caused us to take the entry offline has basically gone nowhere. The Maxthon site has completely ignored the issue, listing nothing about it on the home page or the "about us" or "privacy" pages:
Rather than talk about it, they've evidently instead just released a new version called "Nitro" to change the subject. I'm not going to bother linking to it.
If for some reason you have to use this program, someone on the site (smaragdus) appears to have figured out a way to turn off this behavior. For my part, I don't plan to go anywhere near this garbage.