[tbb-bugs] #18886 [Applications/Tor Browser]: consider removing Pocket

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#18886: consider removing Pocket
     Reporter:  mcs                       |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect                    |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                    |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                    |   Keywords:  ff45-esr
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 Firefox 45 ESR includes Pocket client code and UI. We may want to remove
 it, since it encourages use of a third party service that we do not know
 much about.

 Maybe all we need to do is set extensions.pocket.enabled = false to
 disable it.

 It is also worth noting that for Firefox 46, the Pocket code has been
 pulled out of the core browser and moved to a system extension (see

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18886>
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