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Re: icecat 3.6.6? + google issue

From: Nicolás Reynolds
Subject: Re: icecat 3.6.6? + google issue
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:37:44 -0300
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On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 17:32:48 +0200, al3xu5 / dotcommon
<address@hidden> wrote:
> 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...

I don't think users are silly enough not to know how to change icecat the
way they like... but we also provide other search engines so if this
feature is broken the whole searching stuff wouldn't.

>> > 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? 
> Google Safe-Browsing and Chrome Privacy Leak ha.ckers.org web
> application security lab
> Google Safe Browsing Feature Could Compromise Privacy - DarkReading
> Google Safe-Browsing and Chrome Privacy Leak [Archive] - Wilders
> Security Forums
> http://www.wilderssecurity.com/archive/index.php/t-251746.html
> Safe Browsing Privacy Policies – Google Privacy Center
> http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/privacy_browsing.html

Idem. At first I tried to find other service, but there's none, so I
looked at google sharing's code but it isn't proxying safe browsing so I
disabled it for now. Maybe a feature request to google sharing can be done.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback :)

Nicolás Reynolds,

gnu/linux user #455044

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