Proprietary search engines

drago01 drago01 at
Wed Sep 1 12:23:01 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:30 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 17:20:23 -0400,
>  Al Dunsmuir <al.dunsmuir at> wrote:
>> Please  do  not  ignore that the browser is there for the user to use,
>> not for Fedora to stream information in spite of the user's wishes.
> Nor for Mozilla to track its users. There shouldn't be a start page at
> all as it opens a connection back to the start page server before you
> (easily) have a chance to disable it. It is especially annoying that
> that after updates you still get some Mozilla update page (that at
> fisrt glance appears to be from a remote server, though maybe there is
> some trickery going on) even though the start page is disabled.
> I would think respecting the privacy of our users would be a good reason
> for having no start page the default.

I actually don't use any start page and haven't done so for years.

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