A product's privacy claims are only as good as its default settings.

Providing options to change the default privacy-violating settings in some "Advanced" section doesn't make your product a privacy-respecting one.


@aral @njoseph Mozilla has definitely made some mis-steps, but they are actively working on improving privacy with their own self-hosted Speech to Text engine:

Nevermind their Privacy Not Included holiday shopping guide (seems F-Droid inspired): foundation.mozilla.org/en/priv

@bikecurious @njoseph They have Google as the primary search engine and get hundreds of millions from them. They’re not missteps. Mozilla is the acceptable face of surveillance capitalism.

@bikecurious But when I install Firefox, I still have to opt out of their telemetry.

I wonder if IceCat has Win64 builds.

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