Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Next Firefox will tell Google all about you

THE FORTHCOMING version of the Firefox browser, Gran Paradiso, will ship with a function that will tell Google all about your browsing habits.

The feature is supposed to be designed to allow the browser to check the URL against a list of phishing sites which is stored at Google.

The downside is that while the punter gets some form of malware protection, Google is getting shedloads of information on the sorts of sites you are visiting.

It can sell this information or offer advertising companies lucrative product information packages.

As it has been pointed out on Slashdot, the "feature" is disabled by default so any user who is daft enough to actually think it is pretty nifty is going to have to press a few buttons to make it happen.


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