Did you know that:
- Telemetry data is gathered inside Firefox even if you switch it off? It may not be sent, but it's still collected.
What Pale Moon does about this: Telemetry is disabled at compile-time, meaning the collection is mostly halted. I'm also working on completely removing all telemetry code from the browser to put a complete stop to it and reduce dead weight of code.
- Whenever you visit the Add-on manager in Firefox (which opens the discover pane), a full enumerated list of all of your add-ons is sent to Mozilla?
What Pale Moon does about this: Pale Moon doesn't send any of this data.
- Checking for add-on updates in Firefox sends a whole lot of data about your system that is not used or needed for checking for extension updates, but there solely for data gathering?
What Pale Moon does about this: For requests that still include this extra data, Pale Moon's add-ons site, after checking for a match on its own site, sanitizes the request before forwarding the user to addons.mozilla.org with only the data needed for actual updates.
- Similarly, checking for other updates send a lot of system data that is not needed? This includes application updates, getting new snippets for about:home, getting an update for the blocklist (with extra telemetry snuck in about number of checks and last check), etc.?
What Pale Moon does about this: Pale Moon's requests to own servers are trimmed as much as possible and any data that could be collected and aggregated is not used in any way.
- The proposed targeted advertising in Firefox will by its very nature need to have user data to target ads?
What Pale Moon does about this: No ads in the browser, period.