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Monday, 20 June 2011 12:08

Firefox 5 comes on 24th

Written by Fuad Abazovic


No more tracking
Firefox 5 has been in Beta for quite a while, and the current iteration of Beta works just fine. It doesn't crash, it opens any site that we usually visit and Flash works for all of them.

This is not a big surprise considering that beta is supposed to come on June 24th and one big feature that was even requested by US Congress was the do not track option. To elaborate, Google and other advertising giants tend to look at what are you searching for, let’s say tablets or shoes, and they will serve you ads to match you interest.

Firefox 5 under privacy settings now you can check "Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked". If you prefer private browsing, a browsing that leaves no trace on your computer, there is an option Permanent private browsing mode, but this mode won't have any browsing history, in case you care about it.

This comes with Firefox 5.0, most likely before the end of this work week.

Fuad Abazovic

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+25 #1 Memristor 2011-06-20 12:53
Firefox 4 came with that feature already. But they changed the location of this setting from 'Advanced' to 'Privacy'.
 
 
-19 #2 loadwick 2011-06-20 15:21
This is really dumb!

Do you want to go back to having to pay for software? The ads are their to make the software free, if you are looking at buying a freezer why would you not want to see a company's special offer on freezers? Whats the point in having am advert for, say, tampons? Who is that helping? Not me and not the tampon company.
 
 
+9 #3 crackerz 2011-06-20 22:44
Quoting loadwick:
This is really dumb!

Do you want to go back to having to pay for software? The ads are their to make the software free, if you are looking at buying a freezer why would you not want to see a company's special offer on freezers? Whats the point in having am advert for, say, tampons? Who is that helping? Not me and not the tampon company.


You should put a bio chip inside you so you won't have to carry passport/drivers license and also logon to your computer, the chip will just contain everything in your life and can act as a tracking beacon.. just in case someone kidnaps you

P.S. GET REAL, stay away from tracking from every form of tracking!
 
 
-19 #4 loadwick 2011-06-20 23:35
@ Crackerz

I realise you were trying to make a joke but i honestly would have no problem with that at all. It would pretty much end crime, definitely the bad crimes like rape, murder, kiddie fiddling... Simply because if everyone's biometric data is on a data base then as soon as you find the victim or crime scene then 99% of the time you will know exactly who did it, or at the very least have a very good place to start your investigations.

You tell a 9 year old girl why the man that raped her, ripped her vagina and womb so badly that she will never be able to have children and left her for dead is not in prison (or dead) because the police couldn't match all the cum and blood left inside her from the perpetrator to any known criminals.
 
 
+14 #5 txsouthpaw 2011-06-21 05:21
^^^Wow...It only took four comments for the introduction of Firefox 5 to descend into aggravated rape. Stay classy, loadwick.
 
 
+4 #6 crackerz 2011-06-21 08:59
Quoting loadwick:
@ Crackerz

It would pretty much end crime, definitely the bad crimes like rape, murder, kiddie fiddling... Simply because if everyone's biometric data is on a data base


You're wrong, just most of them would be cought but the smart ones will adapt eventually - BTW imagine what will happen if they control us to the absolute limit, you'll act/work/feel like a robot. You are willing to loose your personal freedom in order to "help" crime? ..guess what, you are not helping anyone instead you are helping "them" to f*ck us, people like you is what I'm afraid, not them..I know what "they" want

P.S. Listen to 'Imagine - John Lennon' and if you understand the meaning come back and let me know
 
 
0 #7 loadwick 2011-06-21 14:21
I must admit i am surprised at how much people seem to value their anonymity. I only look at it as 'if you have nothing to hide why are you scared?' but obviously more people think differently.

"feel like robots", if you take any idea to an extreme then it will always fail, eg you value your freedom, imagine there are no laws and everyone can do whatever they want!

Yes, it will not stop all crime and some people might still get around the system but it would help. The police don't solve all crimes but that doesn't me we shouldn't use them.
 
 
0 #8 loadwick 2011-06-21 14:37
I would be interested to hear where you guys are from as it might be a social difference in where we grow up. EG if you or your parents have grown up under a dictatorship or poor human rights record or America.

I just don't see the problem if the information is managed and used correctly. Maybe that is a big IF but for me the idea is sound: less crime as the chance of getting caught is much higher and you only get adverts and special offers on the stuff that you like not the crap you don't want.

Hollywood will only sell films if they take things to the extreme and they go wrong: THX 1138, Gattaca, Aeonflux, The Island, Matrix, Blade Runner, Minority Report, Serenity, Ultra Violet, Equilibrium... This is why people don't like this concept.
 
 
+1 #9 crackerz 2011-06-21 20:35
Loadwick what are you writting man? Some shrink sessions might help you ..friendly advice

P.S. Anonimity should concert you.. now and in the future, it you are not concert then you have a problem for sure

BtW FF is what I use since hmm I don't know there been so many years, the only sure think is I don't use the sh*tty IE for a LONG time ago
 
 
-1 #10 bardenck 2011-06-21 20:54
Quoting loadwick:
@ Crackerz

Simply because if everyone's biometric data is on a data base then as soon as you find the victim or crime scene then 99% of the time you will know exactly who did it, or at the very least have a very good place to start your investigations.

You tell a 9 year old girl why the man that raped her, ripped her vagina and womb so badly that she will never be able to have children and left her for dead is not in prison (or dead) because the police couldn't match all the cum and blood left inside her from the perpetrator to any known criminals.



im on your side on this one loadwick, having an option for tracking is not a bad thing though...all your downvotes came from rapists, dont worry.
 

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