On 12/27/2017 07:38 PM, taii...@gmx.com wrote:
> On 12/26/2017 06:34 PM, Leo Gaspard wrote:
>> (disclaimer: I once was an intern for Mozilla, though I do not have any
>> bond with Mozilla right now)
>> tl;dr: please do google for “looking glass” and “mozilla”
>> Erhm. This is a *really* biased way of putting things. They did push an
>> (opt-out) study through the (opt-out, iirc) studies subsystem, that did
>> have the ability to alter page content.
>> That said, the add-on was not programmed to not show up in the ‘add-on’
>> screen (that I know of), it was just a regular opt-out shield study.
> No one wanted that dumb addon and most users aren't going to opt-out -
> that is why "opt out" systems are a scam; what mozilla did was
> incredibly wrong and I can't believe you are sticking up for them
> without even receiving a full time wage from mozilla.
> How many things does the average person need to keep track of when it
> comes to opting out? did you know that if you get in to an accident and
> need blood transfusions the local hospital may give you synthetic blood
> that increases the chance of dying? guess you had better opt-out of that...

Once again, I'm not saying anyone wanted that add-on. But not opting-out
of it caused no harm, nor was it meant to cause harm. I'd rather follow
Hanlon's razor and never attribute to malice that which is adequately
explained by stupidity, but that's only my opinion. That's basically all
I was saying.

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