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Privacy Issue #3297

[netsurf] latest libre builds contains nonfree search engine

telur - almost 2 years ago - . Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
info needed
Priority:
bug
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% Done:

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Description

libre/netsurf 3.10-3.parabola1 [installed]
Lightweight and fast web browser, without non-privacy remote services

slaps google search right in main homepage and contains other nonprivacy search engine too.
maybe the libre patch is outdated and doesn't work anymore. please investigate.

History

#1

Updated by wael over 1 year ago

The code itself is free-software, if there is enough interest it might make sense to consider a special package in nonprism.

#2

Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from unconfirmed to info needed

indeed, we like to be clear that libre and privacy concerns are very different, and handled differently - eg: [libre] is mandatory - [nonprism] is optional

probably, the patches need re-working; but regardless, there may be some housekeeping in order - the blacklist entry is missing a BR reference; but it appears that the package is in libre only for privacy reasons - it probably should have been in nonprism all along - i suppose that this ticket could be the BR reference; and we can try to get this properly documented

$ grep netsurf blacklist.txt
netsurf:netsurf:::[uses-nonfree] has non-privacy search engines

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