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Re: Concurrency, again

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Concurrency, again
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:47:43 -0400

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  > Every open browser tab (should I say "window", this being emacs?) can
  > potentially be doing all sorts of computation in the background via
  > JavaScript,

We should not make Emacs a platform for running nonfree software
sent from servers designed to snoop on people.

An ethical web browser requires lots of work.  We made have IceCat by
changing Firefox so that
(1) it doesn't by default run nonfree programs, and
(2) it blocks various kinds of schemes to track or fingerprint users.

If Emacs is going to have a web browser powerful enough to be vulnerable
to these things, then it too has to be changed to defend against them.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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