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PureOS tolerates third-party user tracking (e.g. ads) in Mozilla applications
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PureOS should include Mozilla addon PrivacyBadger and install it by default, to limit user tracking.

Debian tracks creation of package xul-ext-privacy-badger at bug#748081.
When done, that package should be included in the default set in calamares and debian-installer.

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This issue was originally reported as part of issue T108 but separated: We better solver this independently from PureBrowser, to provide the freedom of opt-out to _not_ installing the plugin.

jonas.smedegaard added a subscriber: mak.

@mak I believe you are the one orchestrating what constitutes "default install of PureOS".

mak removed mak as the assignee of this task.Jan 13 2018, 18:17

Yes, but this is a "default in PureBrowser" task, so it actually belongs to the person maintaining purebrowser in PureOS (which is the package that should depend on the appropriate extensions, or recommend them).

I created this task and you are mistaken: This is a "default in PureOS" task.

I strongly disagree that PureOS should derive from Debian, where metapackages handles things like this.

mak added a comment.Jan 15 2018, 14:17

If users install PureBrowser after uninstalling it or on flavors where it was not installed by default, they will not get the privacy addons that come with it. Also, these addons are logically tied to PureBrowser, and not to the flavor metapackage, because it's PureBrowser that includes them, not the OS. Furthermore, having them in the flavor package means that they might get installed with PureBrowser or might not get removed when someone uninstalls the purebrowser package.

Additionally, we already modify the Purebrowser package / Firefox anyway. Therefore, this dependency should really go there.

jonas.smedegaard renamed this task from PureOS tolerates user tracking in Mozilla applications to PureOS tolerates third-party user tracking (e.g. ads) in Mozilla applications.Aug 12 2018, 08:50
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