Firefox Extensions and discussions

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.ghacks.net/2015/01/24/mo...efox-add-on-gets-tracking-protection-feature/
     
  2. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Lightbeam looks like it could be a useful add-on, but I'm not convinced it's not a data collection scheme. It has a long list of questions and answers about privacy and data collection - a lot of it's vague. For example:

    Question: How do we learn information about you?

    Answer: We collect it automatically through our products and services (e.g., when we check whether your version of Firefox is up to date).

    That's only part of the answer, but I use it as an example.

    I think it's just talking about collecting information about your FF version. But why so vague? How do they check exactly? Is it dependent on FF's auto update settings? Is it done when you update the add-on? It doesn't have an option to change update preferences, and it doesn't have any about:config entries at all that I could find.

    Bottom line, I don't really trust it.
     
  3. Alhaitham

    Alhaitham Registered Member

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    Lightbeam is nice

    Thanks
     
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    http://www.ghacks.net/2015/01/30/ti...-easy-access-to-advanced-privacy-preferences/
     
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