[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 05:13:49 CEST 2010

On 1 October 2010 04:47, Tux99 <tux99-mga at uridium.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Sep 2010, Liam R E Quin wrote:
>> Possibly, but then you don't get the ads... which, like it or not, are
>> funding an awful lot of Web sites.
> The business model of web site owners shouldn't be our concern,
> otherwise we should also stop using FOSS since it's all lost sales for
> proprietary software and we should stop reading news online since it
> hurts newspaper sales, etc.
>> There's always the myth that Linux users have no money, and/or just want
>> things without paying for them...
> It has nothing to do with money, it's about blocking annoying flashing
> ads, pop-overs, pop-unders, user-tracking scripts, etc.
>> Better to make AdBlock scripts easy to install (e.g. via
>> MageiaControlCentre?), and maybe include them (so no download needed)
>> but not enabled.
> Ok, we could keep it disabled by default, but it should be installed so
> that anyone can easily enable it, if desired.
> On the other hand we should keep the following two options in Firefox
> DISABLED by default, since they are nothing but Google tracking devices
> disguised as security features:
> Preferences>Security:
> - Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected attack site
> - Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected forgery
> With these two options enabled, Firefox contacts a Google DB for every
> site you visit, telling Google the site you are visiting (Google
> claims they don't use this info to track users, but given Google's
> attitude to privacy, I do not believe their claim at all).
> Also these two options are really meant to protect Windows users, on
> Linux they are fairly useless from a security POV.

A bit off-topic, but first you should answer pterjan's question
here[1]: “Look at the code and show me a place where any URL is sent
to Google.”

[1] http://lists.mandriva.com/cooker/2010-08/msg00461.php

Ahmad Samir

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