"Messages for package www-client/firefox-bin-74.0-r1:
Upstream operates a service named Normandy which allows Mozilla to push changes for default settings or even install new add-ons remotely. While this can be useful to address problems like 'Armagadd-on 2.0' or revert previous decisions to disable TLS 1.0/1.1, privacy and security concerns prevail, which is why we have switched off the use of this by default [...]"
Thanks Gentoo! Perhaps I should look for another secondary web browser.
@hund That doesn't look too good. But Mozilla has a good track record in privacy, might be hard to find a better alternative? Depends on your priorities of course...
@remaster There's a lot of options, but none of them are convincing.
@hund Give icecat or waterfox a try. Anything else I know of is either niece or chromium based :(
@Ghosty IceCat is apparently pretty much dead. It's developed by one grumpy person to my understanding. :P
@hund Ahh :(. Then maybe waterfox is a better solution :).
But it’s a pre‑configured Firefox. Nowadays we can only pick our poison—though anything besides monopolistic Google Chrome(ium based browsers) is less fatal to the web.
@hund @Ghosty Not sure where are you checking but the latest updates are from 10th this month https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/log/?qt=grep&q=icecat
(Basically Ruben maintains IceCat on Trisquel and Mark in Guix (System).)
In Guix land though “For the last 5 years, I've been keeping the IceCat package in GNU Guix consistently up-to-date w.r.t. to security fixes from Mozilla, typically within a couple of days of Mozilla's release…”
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