I'm just wondering, if Mozilla keeps talking so much about taking your privacy seriously, that you need to stay secure and private on the internet, then why do they have settings that they could use to track you enabled by default? Don't make no sense.


@talon They're also sending all your DNS to cloudflare if you're in the US by default so...

@pitermach @talon to be fair there's a legal agreement saying cloudflare can't do anything dodgy with it

@jookia @pitermach But when have legal agreements ever stopped anyone... :(

@jookia @pitermach especially when the legal people start knocking and requesting all the data. Gag order, all your logs are with them now, and I don't think it's end-to-end encrypted? That would mean that we're right back at square one, or am I wrong?

@talon @jookia @pitermach This was actually the reason why I am not on good terms with Mozilla. They advocate for something which is not entirely in line with how their browser works. I don't trust "legally binding" anything, as it's just an after-effect, a negative consequence should something happen. Preventing something from happening is always a better option, even if it can't be achieved at all times.

@talon @pitermach That's a waaay different threat model and one that neither using your ISP's DNS or CloudFlare's DNS will fix.

@jookia @talon @pitermach Of course. What I mean is, there are ways of fixing it, via running your own DNS server for example. But for people to be even aware of these things, transparency is key. I don't think Mozilla is inherently bad, especially when privacy means so little to bigger companies, but it's not perfect. I don't know if it's just me, but it used to be way better about this issue a few years ago.
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