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

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Tue Nov 18 17:29:34 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 18:16:12 +0100,
  drago01 <drago01 at> wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:
>> We shouldn't be doing that either. Any welcome page initially displayed
>> should be from a copy on the installation, not something fetched from a
>> remote server.
>That's getting into the "paranoid" area .. where do you draw the line?
>The fedora project (and lots of its mirros)also gets your ip when the
>system checks for updates,

Mozilla is a third party. There is no reason that they should be contacted 
by default.

Even for mirrors, people run local mirrors. Not every installation contacts 
Fedora mirrors directly.

The cost of avoiding phoning home in tese cases is low. You can install a 
copy of the file locally and use a file: reference to it. The file can 
include a link to the source so that people can fetch a possibly more 
up to date version if they want.

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