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Windows 7: USER-TRACKING Firefox sparks Mozilla civil war

23 Feb 2012   #11
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The hilarious and sad part about it is the 100% consistant and "natural" evolution of events frequently referred to as the "slippery slope".

The quote about "Hey since we are already collecting all this info, lets start making use of it for other things!" is telling in volumes. As is the progression from Opt-in to Opt-out. It /always/ goes this way. 100% of the time.

This is why it so SO important to NOT let the very first foot even get in the door. Once it has, it's all over.


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23 Feb 2012   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Then if one squawks about that first foot in the door, the reaction from many on the forums is to label you as being paranoid.
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23 Feb 2012   #13
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Then if one squawks about that first foot in the door, the reaction from many on the forums is to label you as being paranoid.
Yeah or worse! A very frequent inital reaction is to label the person a criminal even...
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23 Feb 2012   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Doesn't have any effect on me, because I have a non-stick surface, and the labels fall to the floor, but not everyone has that "feature".
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29 Feb 2012   #15
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Doesn't bother me much because I'm sure google tracks you regardless of what they say.same with every other search engine I'm sure. Wouldn't be surprised If ie,chrome and opera are doing the exact same thing. Can't really hide from these mischief developers unfortunately. All though I still see this unacceptable.
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05 Mar 2012   #16
balkanno

Win7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Why do i belive that Microsoft could be behind this? Besides all those logs Windows itselfs collects, you all bother what Firefox might ave logged? Give me a break.
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05 Mar 2012   #17
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Windows logs??? Those are logged for YOUR information stored on YOUR computer. What were talking about here is information collected by Mozilla used to sell you to other people. Those could not be two totally different things.

Second, how would a "civil war" between members of the FF team be Microsoft's fault?!?!?

Microsoft sleeper spies working for Mozilla for 10 years, now being activated?

And is there something wrong with wanting at least ONE browser that doesn't harvest and sell your soul to the highest bidder? IE - nope. Google? Holy crap NO! FF, not any more. That pretty much leaves Opera... I guess... for now.
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05 Mar 2012   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Then if one squawks about that first foot in the door, the reaction from many on the forums is to label you as being paranoid.
The first one to call you paranoid is always in on it.

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06 Mar 2012   #19
Boastree

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Some things we have been told the past few months:
"The PC is dead"
"To reply to this article you must sign up and log into Face Book(MSNBC)"
"You must use Metro to use 8"
"Google tracks you"
"Firefox tracks you"
"Reelect me"

By the way, I KNOW I am parinoid!
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06 Mar 2012   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balkanno View Post
Why do i belive that Microsoft could be behind this? Besides all those logs Windows itselfs collects, you all bother what Firefox might ave logged? Give me a break.
I don't logs from anyone, anywhere collecting data about me I don't know about. Knowing about it it doesn't sweeten the deal either.

I'm astounded there are people who AREN'T bothered that an ever increasingly insidious amount of data is being collected from an ever increasing wider variety of sources is deemed acceptable.
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