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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Innovation and privacy go hand in hand here at Mozilla…

Is this the time to drop firefox?

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of automated data collection, regardless of the reason. I see the merit, though, but I won't allow it. The post is very clear about the preserved anonymity of the collected data, which is good, and on how to easily opt out, which is great.

This statement, however, was a bit strange. Almost like they are being flippant on local laws. Since I know this isn't the case here, they should have phrased it different. (Emphasis mine)

Your search activities are handled with the same level of confidentiality as all other data regardless of any local laws surrounding certain health services.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

They definitely could have phrased this better. I think what they mean is that their level of confidentiality meets or exceeds local laws.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

That's what I also understood. It's just an odd, almost incorrect, phrasing. Unless our understanding is wrong, and they actually mean that they won't follow the local laws if said laws require them to violate privacy.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 3 weeks ago

Are we ignoring the part where you can disable it the same way you always could?

They even when out of their way to assure you if you already had telemetry disabled, absolutely nothing is changing for you and no data is being collected now.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago

Still hate default firfox build u cant disable telemetry in about: config. Gotta go with librewolf.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago

I don’t really understand what search topics have to do with improving the browser. The blog post doesn’t make that clear at all.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

This is my question as well. I am happy to leave it on if they can provide a clearer explanation of what my data will be used for, but for now it will remain off.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

Agreed. If it was for a search engine, it would make some sense, but the browser, WTF for?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Because the lived experience of many users is the browser integrates with the search engine to give you predictive suggestions as you type, identify images, translate, etc.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

That's cool, the thing is that Mozilla does not have a search engine. What's the use for them? Benchmarking other engines? Knowing engine rankings?

What you mention in your comment, they already do now.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

I don't think they make a ton of sense. Just that there is some rational for a browser executive to talk about search engines.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Oh yeah, anything that can be potentially used to make more revenue will make sense to most C-suites.

I'm just glad there are still alternatives, but the degradation of quality of life for Firefox users just keeps dropping, and that is really sad.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Yeah, I genuinely think the Mozilla leadership resent Firefox.

[-] [email protected] 66 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

~~Chromium ofc~~ Uhhhh WebKit I guess

this post was submitted on 25 May 2024
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