On 02/13/2014 07:21 PM, DJ Delorie wrote:
> A party who is molesting me with ads and tries to spy on me, hardly
> is my friend.
Those are strong words, and based mostly on here-say. Even the Fedora
installer "molests you with ads" for various non-default packages.
Should we ban the installer? Of course not.
I am referring to app/programs, which are accessing remote sites for
not-required purposes, such as to present a ads and to propagate local
data to remote sites for technically not-required purposes.
There are specific issues that we are going to be worried about
but the key word is "worry", not "act". Firefox is proposing a
IMO, tt's technically unnecessary feature, whose primary purpose it is
to circumvent ad-blockers and allow Mozilla to make money with personal
data. To me, this is an undertaking directed directly against Mozilla's
users, which at least leaves an uneasy smell.
and assuring us that it's safe and respectful.
many incidents have taught users not to trust anybody on the
internet. We are reading about breaches of privacy, tracking, espionage
and ads being abused for malware almost every day.
Incident of today: Shazam on Android is reported to be geo-tracking and
harvesting contacts + propagating this data to dubious enterprises.
Until we have
proof (or even evidence) that it's otherwise, we should refrain from
acting prematurely, and instead stick to what our values say we should
My opinion is contrary to what you say. I feel you are trying to play
low Mozilla's plans.