Mozilla is building Context Graph, a ‘recommender system for the web’

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TheWindBringeth, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    http://venturebeat.com/2016/07/06/m...ntext-graph-a-recommender-system-for-the-web/
    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Context_Graph
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Frightening :eek:
     
  3. inka

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    no worries -- as long as it remains a separately installable component
    (vs incorporated within the browser's native codebase)
     
  4. Anonfame1

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    :eek:

    Im going to go on record with this: if this is ever installed or setup as default in Firefox, I will immediately switch to Chromium, lock it down, and not look back.
     
  5. TheWindBringeth

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    Well, here are some things which make me think that integration is a possibility that should be taken seriously.

    http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/15/fi...tivity-stream-new-tab-page-and-share-updates/
    Mockups showing Activity Stream and "The timeline will be a new, core UI surface in Firefox. It is the eventual replacement for the current Library UI."

    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Roadmap
    The team size shown at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Activity_Stream

    https://asadotzler.com/2016/07/11/context-graph/
    https://medium.com/@osunick/context-graph-its-time-to-bring-context-back-to-the-web-a7542fe45cf3
    Nick Nguyen's post did make it sound like an area of focus and investment. That announcement post was the perfect opportunity to communicate that it would be released as an optional, separately installable, component. One sentence would have put everyone's mind at ease. Instead, we got a fluffy paragraph meant to alleviate concerns about privacy.
     
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  6. Rasheed187

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    Yeah, I can't imagine that Mozilla is actually so dumb to think that people will put up with this.
     
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