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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Concerning your browser

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Concerning your browser
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:47:36 -0500
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Lalin Paranawithana <address@hidden> writes:

> I read somewhere that you successfully completed G SoC stipend. The
> changes included changes in your privacy settings. May I know what
> they were with full details?

As far as I know, the IceCat project has applied for a GSoC slot only
once: 9 years ago (2008) to port IceCat to the Firefox 3 code base:


The person who did that work, Giuseppe Scrivano, has since moved on to
other things.  I'm not sure if there's anyone currently involved who
remembers the details from back then, but you could look at the
bug-gnuzilla mailing list archives from around that time.


Here's the IceCat web page, which briefly describes its privacy


For the full details of what changes are made, the project git
repository contains the 'makeicecat' script used to produce the IceCat
source code from the Firefox ESR source code.


Some of the privacy enhancements are implemented by addons that are
included with IceCat by default.  Another set of changes are made to the
default settings in "about:config", some of which are listed here:


Hope this helps,


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