Mozilla FireFox now with "Spyware"!.


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Hi all,

any person that wants/values their privacy and uses FireFox browser (ver: 57), should take a look at the new versions settings and disable "Firefox Data Collection and Use". If you want to that is!. ;)

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Firefox has done this for ever, no different from sending log info about crash reports..just a shiny new heading.
Nothing to fret about Wolfie...
 
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Hi chaps,

this is the part which worries me, not Mozilla themselves!:

such as interaction with Firefox search features and search partner referrals :)
 

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When you download and install FF for the first time you're presented with the that same option same as with Chrome. In both I don't not allow.

Now only if there was an uncheck box for this when you install windows 10.......Hmmmm!
 
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They already have all your information. Microsoft and Google already sold it to them. I wouldn't lose sleep over it.
 
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I know that BigFeet,, I just wish that my PC belonged to me alone and not to "them" out there!. :):):)
 
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It might also depend on what software is being installed?, there are plenty of apps that have their own form of spyware included Clifford. :)
 
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My point is anything beyond the OS is user choice. Nothing in the OS (that includes the default browser) should have spyware. I also feel alternate browsers should be included. If the user wants to install spyware that is their choice to make. Having Windows for an operating system is not exactly a choice for most, because they don't have a comparable substitute. But since we have a government that wants to make use of this embedded spyware, the inclusion will always be condoned. And it is a breach of our civil rights here in the US.

As long as spyware is condoned at a OS level, it will always be condoned in applications. We no longer have rights that our forefathers fought so hard to establish. There is a reason those rights were established and we have just about pissed them all away.
 
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