Privacy policies and Mozilla's compromised position
Posted Aug 8, 2009 9:33 UTC (Sat) by coriordan
Parent article: Ubuntu's multisearch surprise
Secondly, Mozilla isn't a good yardstick for privacy respect. Their income is almost completely dependent on Google and their deals as based on Google receiving masses of personal information about Firefox users.
Many privacy protecting features and plugins have been written for Firefox, but Mozilla will never consider including them in Firefox because their income model is based on Google having access to all that personal info about Firefox's users. And if a GNU/Linux distro does include such features, Mozilla prohibits them from using the "Firefox" trademark. Very nasty altogether.
People should not use any webbrowser called "Firefox". Use IceCat, or IceWeasel, or Konqueror, or another free software browser.
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