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Re: questions about gnu icecat 3.5

From: al3xu5 / dotcommon
Subject: Re: questions about gnu icecat 3.5
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 00:06:46 +0200

Il giorno giovedì 09/07/2009 23:48:01 CEST
Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> ha scritto:

> Yes, the test release seems to work well, so I will hopefully do the
> final release in this weekend.  I already updated the .deb package.


so I will test the rebranded it.xpi langpack and put it in the usual
place: http://wiki.gnewsense.org/Documentation:it/IceCat

> That problem is not caused by Icecat/Firefox itself, but it is caused
> by addons that are not updated with this new version.  In many cases
> it is enough to change the supported version number in the addon
> descriptor file.

hum... Thanks... I will check it with the langpack...

> > - What about the geolocalisation feature? I think it may be a
> > serious privacy issue... Disabling it is really effective (what
> > about the source code)? Should we consider it as a feature or as a
> > bug (like, for example, non-free addons) to repair (remove from the
> > source code)?
> Why do you think it is a privacy issue?  No personal data is sent 

but geolocalisation data might be crossed, for example, with the GSM/GPS
data of your internet connection, and also with all your browsing
tracks... so maybe quite easy to find WHO you are and WHERE you are...

> and moreover it is sent only when the user agrees on it 

Mozilla say this... we trust them?

> so I really
> don't see anything bad with it.

I hope you are right... but...


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