Privacy policies and Mozilla's compromised position
Posted Aug 9, 2009 21:26 UTC (Sun) by coriordan
In reply to: Privacy policies and Mozilla's compromised position
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They work fine, and using them is a great idea. And because Firefox is free software, Mozilla can't prevent you from using them.
The question is, why are these great plugins that protect user privacy not included in the default install?
The answer is that Mozilla's funding comes almost exclusively from Google, and Google's business model is based on gather as much personal information about Internet users as possible.
Tech savvy users like you and I are fine, we install plugins or switch to other software, but our parents and children will mostly install Mozilla's Firefox without any plugins, and they won't benefit from any of the privacy protection which is widely available.
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