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"no opt" and real people

"no opt" and real people

Posted Feb 9, 2012 5:27 UTC (Thu) by dberkholz (guest, #23346)
Parent article: Tracking users

There's always the other possibility. Force people to choose one option or the other, with no default, before they're able to proceed.

On another note, "real people" like the vast majority of Firefox's users frankly don't care at all about privacy unless it's ridiculously intrusive. Most of them are probably on Facebook, sharing intensely personal information there.


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Personal info does not necessarily reveal the beast inside you

Posted Feb 9, 2012 9:46 UTC (Thu) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018) [Link]

It's one thing to share personal info or photos, but another to share which sites you visited.

Personal info does not necessarily reveal the beast inside you

Posted Feb 9, 2012 11:40 UTC (Thu) by niner (subscriber, #26151) [Link]

But those people already share which websites they visited. At least those that have some kind of like button.

Personal info does not necessarily reveal the beast inside you

Posted Feb 9, 2012 22:26 UTC (Thu) by smoogen (subscriber, #97) [Link]

Most people share what sites they visited by

the ads on the pages.
images from multi-sites.
like buttons
javascript (the front ends on a site might proxy uploads from third parties)
etc.

Now if you aren't one of those people, be happy.. you are only being tracked by any friends who mention/picture/share you while doing those things.

Personal info does not necessarily reveal the beast inside you

Posted Feb 10, 2012 16:08 UTC (Fri) by KaiRo (subscriber, #1987) [Link]

Nobody at Mozilla is considering sharing sites you visted with us - that would be ridiculous for an organization with our principles.
That said, Chrome AFAIK does that and even shares every character you type in the location bar with Google, they say it's to improve the search results you get there.

Personal info does not necessarily reveal the beast inside you

Posted Feb 22, 2012 15:29 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

>That said, Chrome AFAIK does that and even shares every character you type in the location bar with Google

You mean in order to perform incremental search, they have to send the search data to the search engine? *Gasp* Evil!


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