Mozilla enabled ads in Firefox and they're active in Fedora

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at
Tue Nov 18 06:24:02 UTC 2014

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Nikos Roussos
<comzeradd at> wrote:
> On 11/16/2014 08:24 PM, Christopher wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:46 AM, Mustafa Muhammad
>> <mustafaa.alhamdaani at <mailto:mustafaa.alhamdaani at>>
>> wrote:

>> This doesn't seem relevant to this discussion, unless Fedora browsers
>> are automatically, and without the user's explicit knowledge or
>> permission, navigating to Google's search engine, which (AFAICT) they
>> are not.
> Same happens with these tiles. No data is sent back to Mozilla unless
> you *choose* to click one of the promoted tiles.

Even if not sent to Mozilla, it's accessible to the advertisers. I
could spend a long time explaining the various means, that web
advertisers track their users, ranging from crafting URL's and
metadata about the particular requests to 'web bugs', those little one
pixel transparent gifs so ubiquitous on the plethora of websites with fake names used to collect the data.

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