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Old 18. Dec 2017, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Firefox has gone to the dark side...

Strike 1,2,3,4,5...

Why doesn't Mozilla just stick to giving us a browser that works and give us back the Legacy extensions that did work instead of doing subversive moves such adding this obscure "Looking Glass" addon?
https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/15/mo...ut-permission/
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Old 18. Dec 2017, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Remember when Mozilla used to be the good guys?
Pepperidge farm remembers...
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Old 18. Dec 2017, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I remember Pepperidge Farms but not sure what cakes have to do with Firefox.
AI ingredients maybe?
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Old 19. Dec 2017, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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With just this one incident, I wouldn't be too quick to judge Firefox.

Yes, this wasn't a good thing to do. Installing anything against the users' wish isn't right.

But, just this one incident won't change my view.

Firefox has always been quite good in terms of privacy.

Others have done much worse.
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Old 19. Dec 2017, 02:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We won't talk about Pocket or Cliqz for the German people (if my memory serves me right, Ghacks had written about the latter).
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Old 19. Dec 2017, 04:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They issued an explanation and apology;

https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/upd...ing-glass-add/

I checked, but never got the add-on installed. I'm assuming that you'd have to opt-in to Shield Studies (in settings) to have had this happen?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/shield

The issued apology is probably Public Relations nonsense (my opinion) but at least they made one, unlike others, as Anupam mentioned. The Cliqz thing is a different matter though, but to think that none of the big browsers (even Mozilla ones) are not collecting some form of data from you is just a dream these days.

They all do it.
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Old 19. Dec 2017, 08:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I remember Pepperidge Farms but not sure what cakes have to do with Firefox.
AI ingredients maybe?
It's a meme
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/pepperidge-farm-remembers
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Old 19. Dec 2017, 08:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you deya.
I'm not the only to be t'd off by this unwise move by Mozilla:
https://www.howtogeek.com/336493/des...-lost-its-way/

@trainman261 - goccha!
Never saw it before.
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