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Author Topic: Firefox data collection and asking for help comparing to Pale Moon  (Read 966 times)

TaoPhoenix

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This might be a new wrinkle in that whole discussion!

Some lawyer had fun working on this!

First, the usual "privacy policy" that looks "sorta bland".

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/

But here is at least one key phrase:
"For us, "personal information" means information which identifies you, like your name or email address. Any information that falls outside of this is "non-personal information."  "

But you tech guys have shown, you can "in reality" identify someone with enough info on their specific comp configurations.

And then buried under something called "Firefox Health Report" and barely mentioned in Options/Advanced, we get *this* much more "truth in legalese"!

https://www.mozilla....refox/#health-report

The whole thing has enough discussion points I'll just let you folks read most of it as is, but just look at the astounding stuff as it combines!

:mad:

I'll highlight this about that "tiles" thing I knew I hated earlier:

"Tiles are a feature of Firefox displayed on new tab pages. In order to provide the tiles feature, Firefox sends to Mozilla data relating to the tiles such as number of clicks, impressions, your IP address, locale information and tile specific data (e.g., position and size of grid). In Firefox Beta, certain short-term Telemetry experiments (see above) for Tiles may collect information about commonly visited domains."

I haven't yet scoured Pale Moon to see how much of this stuff it has.




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Re: Firefox data collection and asking for help comparing to Pale Moon
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 02:04:55 AM »
sorry, couldnt resist this:
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Firefox ... asking for help comparing to Pale Moon

  • Firefox crashes eventually from using too much CPU
  • PaleMoon crashes eventually from using too much memory

(on my Win 8.1 laptop)
Tom

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Re: Firefox data collection and asking for help comparing to Pale Moon
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 07:38:21 AM »
Tao, here's what I believe to be the answer to your question addressed in a forum thread by the head developer of PaleMoon, MoonChild:

http://forum.palemoo...p;t=7788&p=50661

Hopefully, this will help.




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Re: Firefox data collection and asking for help comparing to Pale Moon
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 10:10:58 AM »
Yeah, that's really good!

And that's another reason I promote Pale Moon!