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Cliqz

Unread post by tkadm30 » 2017-11-20, 10:11

Hi everyone,

This is my first post on this forum!

I've migrated from Firefox to Basilisk in order to have a sane and secure web browser.

Did you guys knew about the latest Cliqz experiment in Firefox ?

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/foru ... ic=71883.0

Looks like Mozilla decided to include proprietary software into Firefox...

It would be cool if Basilisk remove all the cliqz code in about:config.

The most obvious one is social.whitelist. There might be more values I haven't found yet.

Anyways, I would like to thank you for providing this fork of Firefox.

Looking forward to continue using it! ;)

Cheers,

tk

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Re: Cliqz

Unread post by hujan86 » 2017-11-20, 12:40

tkadm30 wrote:social.whitelist
Holy cow! It's present in Pale Moon as well.

"dom.ipc.cpows.allow-cpows-in-compat-addons" also contains cliqz, but I honestly don't know what this setting does.
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Re: Cliqz

Unread post by Isengrim » 2017-11-20, 13:20

It's possible that the code using these settings has been "neutralized" so that it no longer runs, but has not been entirely removed from the codebase yet. Even in that case, the setting may be left in place on purpose for some weird compatibility reasons.

Still, it probably wouldn't hurt to change those settings to empty strings. ;)

Also, welcome to the forum tkadm30!
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Re: Cliqz

Unread post by Moonchild » 2017-11-20, 21:13

We don't use any of the experiments or embedded add-ons that Firefox has absorbed. Of course there will still be some whitelist entries and the likes that are polluted with what came bundled, but since the actual stuff isn't there, it's harmless. It'll be part of code cleanup to do over time.
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Re: Cliqz

Unread post by tkadm30 » 2017-11-22, 09:16

Thanks for your input, everyone! :thumbup:

Looks like the cliqz spyware will be included in a upcoming Firefox Quantum release. Right now I think you need to install the
cliqz extension to use this functionality.

Shame on Mozilla.

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