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Re: Yet Another Tech Industry Whore-Out: Mozilla


From: Snit
Subject: Re: Yet Another Tech Industry Whore-Out: Mozilla
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:15:24 -0700
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On 7/13/13 7:23 PM, in article address@hidden, "Red Blade"
<address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:37:08 -0700, Snit wrote:
> 
>> On 7/13/13 6:17 PM, in article address@hidden, "Red Blade"
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 
>>> Mozilla has abandoned its principles of privacy and security and open-
>>> source by hiding the option to customize Javascript. Unless you're
>>> willing to get into about:config, now you're victim of right-click
>>> blocking, increasingly clever pop-up ads, malicious tracking, and
>>> scripted malware. Firefox is no more secure than M$IE or NSA-Chrome
>>> now.
>>> Another tech industry whore-out falls like a domino, this time a
>>> "non-"profit whore-out. Thanks a lot, guys.
>> 
>> Or you can install Developer Tools or, I am sure, any one of the dozen
>> extensions that will give you the functionality back if you want it in
>> easy access.
> 
> With the way the tech industry is going, it's only a matter of time
> before all ideals of integrity, privacy rights, and free and open source
> software are completely gone. (Can less-popular addons like Adblock True
> and Adblock Edge keep up with rolling release?)

I think open source will stick around... but the herd-like group of open
source "advocates" (a minority in the open source world) will continue to be
proved wrong.

Stallman and his followers will continue to insist that the restrictions
they like (the control they want) is what makes thing most free and some
will even say it has some sort of spiritual significance. It is a religion
to them. 

> Through the years, I warned people on Usenet and IRC (especially
> Freenode) about NSA code in Linux and they told me "Living Standard" was
> a MAFIAA coup waiting to happen. They said "You're crazy", "it's
> impossible", "You're paranoid", "Don't use the Internet at all!", etc.
> Now look what their gullibility and blind trust of government spooks and
> multinational corporations got us!

Corporations will gain more and more power - and governments will bow down
to them more and more.

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- Brad Wiggins AKA cc AKA Bill Bateman 



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