Mozilla Firefox Could Get an Opt-Out User Browsing Data Collection Feature
Mozilla plans to start collecting more browsing data from Firefox users, as it seeks more relevant information that would help the company improve the browser.
In an announcement posted on the Mozilla Governance group, Georg Fritzsche explains that the current proposal is to make the data collection an opt-out feature, which means that it could be enabled by default and users who do not agree with sharing more information with the company would have to manually disable it.
Fritzsche explains that such a data collection feature would help collect “unbiased” information to improve Firefox, including top sites that users are visiting and websites with Flash content.
Mozilla wants to use differential privacy and guarantees that everything would be collected anonymously, so even if Firefox users agree with sharing information with the company, pri… (read more)