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Re: icecat 3.6.6? + google issue

From: al3xu5 / dotcommon
Subject: Re: icecat 3.6.6? + google issue
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 17:32:48 +0200

Il giorno venerdì 16/07/2010 09:53:16 CEST
Reed Loden <address@hidden> ha scritto:

> Offering Scroogle even after the problems it has had lately with
> accessing Google? Seems like you may put your users in a bind if
> Scroogle were to have issues again...

it is very easy replacing google with scroogle (see:
http://wiki.gnewsense.org/Documentation/IceCat#toc10), so switching back
from scroogle to google should not be difficult...

> > In the current version we removed firefox's safe browsing, as it
> > relies on a google service...
> > 
> > What do you think of this?
> I think you're unnecessarily endangering your users for no reason at
> all. Why is Google so harmful in this case? Firefox does a pretty good
> job at protecting its users' data so Google doesn't know exactly what
> URL the user is visiting. You need to weigh the pros and cons here. I
> personally feel that having working anti-phishing/anti-malware support
> is a core part of Firefox's mission to keep users secure. If you turn
> that off, you're putting users at risk.

uhm... are we really sure? 

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Google Safe Browsing Feature Could Compromise Privacy - DarkReading

Google Safe-Browsing and Chrome Privacy Leak [Archive] - Wilders
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