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Privacy issue #645

New Privacy Violating unnecessary services in Iceweasel 35

icarious - almost 5 years ago - . Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
fixed
Priority:
privacy issue
Assignee:
-
% Done:

100%


Description

1) Firefox Hello (Smiley Icon) :

Description : As per Mozilla website Firefox Hello lets you make free (as in gratis) video and voice calls directly from the browser. The Application initiates a VOIP session, generates a link and sharing the link invites anyone to join the session.

Solution :

Clear the Value of the following Preferences or change them to "false" to successfully disable Firefox Hello.

loop.enabled {false}
loop.feedback.baseUrl {}
loop.gettingStarted.url; {}
loop.learnMoreUrl {}
loop.legal.ToS_url {}
loop.legal.privacy_url {}
loop.oauth.google.redirect_uri {}
loop.oauth.google.scope {}
loop.server {}
loop.soft_start_hostname {}
loop.support_url {}
loop.throttled2 {false}

2) Firefox Share (Paper Rocket Icon) :

Description : Related to Firefox Social. social.share.activationPanelEnabled has been set to "false" already which makes the service unnecessary. Setting social.share.activationPanelEnabled to "true" reveals the true nature of the service to share with services like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Linkedin Etc.

Solution :

Clear the Value of the following preference to completely disable association with above services making the button useless.

social.shareDirectory {}

3) Discover Apps (Rocket Icon) :

Description : Links to Firefox Marketplace (Requires JS)

Solution :

Clear the Value of the following preference

browser.apps.URL {}


Related issues

Related to Packages - Privacy issue #677: Iceweasel, 'Hello powered by Telefonica' modulesfixed2015-02-20

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#1

Updated by fauno almost 5 years ago

why would hello violate your privacy? i think the question is if it's proprietary (which they say it's not) or relies on proprietary services (the generated url is hello.firefox.com but they mention a third party called tokbox and their proprietary rights on the terms page0, but it speaks of trademarks... can they trademark a smily face on a conversation bubble?)

[0]: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/legal/terms/firefox-hello/

#2

Updated by taro almost 5 years ago

Hi. After upgrading to this, Vimperator doesn't work. I am not sure it's related to this but please let me share here. thx

#3

Updated by Anonymous almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from open to in progress
#4

Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from in progress to open
#5

Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

We should open a consensus in dev lists to close this issue

#6

Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

#7

Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 50
  • Status changed from open to in progress
#8

Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 100
  • Status changed from in progress to fixed

if somebody would have a nonprism version of Iceweasel, i suggest open a consensus about it to dev lists

#9

Updated by shackra over 4 years ago

Uh, wait, some users really want and like these features. Those whom see these features as unnecessary are better using a nonprism-spinoff of Iceweasel, right?

#10

Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

shackra wrote:

Uh, wait, some users really want and like these features. Those whom see these features as unnecessary are better using a nonprism-spinoff of Iceweasel, right?

I suggest open a consensus about it to the dev list

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