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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] GNU IceCat 13.0.1 released

From: Ivan Zaigralin
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] GNU IceCat 13.0.1 released
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:23:38 -0400
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20120615 Thunderbird/13.0.1

Stock firefox (and icecat) comes with Sync not set up.
Does firefox ever contact the mothership before a user
sets it up? I would guess not, and anyway, it's easy to check.

It is hard to make a case for any general-purpose distro
to kill Sync in the manner icecat 12.0 did it. The associated privacy
leak is very minimal and requires a nudge from the user, while the utility
is enormous. You give up WAY more privacy with a single Google search.
For personal use, however, disabling it is a legitimate choice, and
it's a shame Mozilla didn't make it an about:config flag.

On 07/14/2012 07:14 PM, al3xu5 / dotcommon wrote:
> Il giorno sabato 14/07/2012 18:54:01 CEST
> Jason Self <address@hidden> ha scritto:
>> al3xu5 / dotcommon said:
>>> saas
>> It's at most remote file storage, which can't be SaaS unless we consider 
>> all offsite file storage to be SaaS. 
> Right. Indeed, I consider all third-part managed offsite file storage to be a
> severe privacy issue, call it SaaS or not.
>> It's even possible to run your own sync server instead.
> Yes. But this case is different: remote services on servers *directly*
> managed by myself (or people I personally know and trust) are nice.
> Anyway, I do not like nor need Synch... so I prefer to disable it when
> compiling Icecat.
> Regards
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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