On 11/17/2014 11:47 AM, Mathieu Bridon wrote:
On Mon, 2014-11-17 at 11:37 +0200, Nikos Roussos wrote:
> I don't consider my IP address a call to home. [...] Even Gnome checks my
> IP's location to fix my timezone.
Not by default, you have to enable this explicitly.
True, as you also have to explicitly click a tile to send data to
Mozilla. But the main point here was that your IP (the only thing
Firefox gets before you click anything) is not sensitive data.
>> Second, a user can easily accidentally click on ad, since it
>> among other tiles, with the user's browsing habits.
> And a user may accidentally start searching on the Google search box
> before she realizes that she sends data to Google "as she types"
> how you get recommendations).
Indeed, this is in Firefox though, which is the application people are
saying they'd like to change, so it stops doing that without explicit
No. We are talking about the tiles. I didn't see anyone suggesting we
remove Google search. It's like the tiles feature crossed a line, which
is far from truth.
> Again, this thing we discuss is already happening on Gnome Shell.
> "twitter" on your Gnome's search box.
I'm pretty confident that no network query is done when you search for
that, and that instead GNOME Software searches in its local metadata
I'm talking about the "advertisement" part. Some people seem to be
bothered by this alone. Tiles feature indeed promotes some websites, but
we already do that.
All examples you have given of such opt-out network calls are either
Firefox or incorrect.
So maybe there is a need to change something in the Firefox default
configuration after all? :)
I'm not much in favor of that, since that's the way this open source
project gets revenues, but that could be indeed a first step. And I
don't think we'll have any problems with the branding. But changing
default browser is a totally different discussion.