[tor-talk] Tor Browser Bundle Suggestion

Kenya Don baser_z-001 at yahoo.com
Thu May 8 08:05:52 UTC 2014

I would like to point out that:

"Since Firefox 4, the Add-ons Manager displays additional information 
about each add-on you have installed, including screenshots, 
description, ratings, downloads, Contributions, and other metadata. 
In order to keep this information updated, Firefox will ask the Mozilla Add-ons gallery for information about the add-ons you have installed once a day. This 
involves sending the identifiers of each add-on you have installed to 
Mozilla, as well as information on how long it last took Firefox to 
start up.
The add-on identifiers are used to return updated information to you, as well as in aggregate to provide personalized recommendations in the 
Get Add-ons pane of the Add-ons Manager. Start-up time information is 
used to improve Firefox and identify add-ons that may be causing Firefox to be slow. This data is collected as described in the Mozilla Firefox Privacy Policy."

This is a flaw in the Tor Browser Bundle.

By default this is enabled in the Tor Browser Bundle.

Full detail and instructions to disable this is given on:

This feature should be disabled by default in  the Tor Browser Bundle to further protect users' privacy

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