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

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at
Tue Nov 18 09:17:01 UTC 2014

On 11/18/2014 08:24 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> 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.

The tiles are coming from Mozilla. So yes please explain how the
advertisers can track me through them if I don't click them.

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