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
IP's location to fix my timezone.
Not by default, you have to enable this explicitly.
> Second, a user can easily accidentally click on ad, since it is
> 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" (that's
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
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
Nothing outside of your own computer knows that you searched for
"twitter" in the GNOME search box.
And I don't think there is a way
currently to disable this. So please get your facts straight before
start suggesting we change default browser.
All examples you have given of such opt-out network calls are either in
Firefox or incorrect.
So maybe there is a need to change something in the Firefox default
configuration after all? :)