[Novalug] Firefox 3 gets a great review from the Washington Post
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Thu Jun 19 17:24:17 EDT 2008
On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
>>> So how about it? Does this mean Firefox is doing
>>> something tantamount to spyware?
>> I dont like spyware and I dont want google knowing everything
>> I do. But what in those options says "Dont spy on me"? Those
>> options sound more like they are trying to make sure you dont
>> surf someplace bad, something I wouldn't think sending browser
>> data to google would do.
>> Now Im going to have to start sniffing my browser connections.....
Please do! Someone on the RedHat list had been, and what
he saw seems to've been the first indictment (right or wrong).
> Google is one major reporter of dangerous sites to the Stop
> Badware project. Stop Badware is who Firefox pulls the
> information from. I think they pull directly from Stop
> Badware's DB though, rather than ask Google to ask Stop Badware
> about the site.
Makes sense, and I hope it's true; but there's at
least one indication otherwise : note the use of 'Google', not
'Stop Badware' below.
One guy on the list found
-- which says, and I quote in full :
----- ----- -----
If you choose to check with Google about each site you visit,
Google will receive the URLs of pages you visit for evaluation.
When you click to accept, reject, or close the warning message
that Phishing Protection gives you about a suspicious page,
Google will log your action and the URL of the page. Google will
receive standard log information, including a cookie, as part of
this process. Google will not associate the information that
Phishing Protection logs with other personal information about
you. However, it is possible that a URL sent to Google may itself
contain personal information. Please see the Google Privacy
Policy for more information.
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I *thought* someone in the thread had done the sniffing;
but I don't seem to find the post again ....
I have hunted, and I have lived.
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