borderline OT fireox question

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Fri Jul 15 17:03:28 UTC 2016

On Fri, July 15, 2016 11:54 am, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> Safe browsing requires to check every URL you visit, with the Google
> data base. Google knows the IP, the window size, the Firefox version
> etc., the sites you vist. With all the other data they own,


> they could
> identify you by name, but they are not interested in doing it.

Says who?

I don't do anything illegal, but I do know that all governments who were
able to collect information about individuals, did so. And what these
governments eventually did is well known as well (Stalin Russia, Hitler
Germany,... and the list goes on).

The most depressing lesson of history is that people never learn lessons
of history ;-(


> What
> they are interested in, is data of your area, of the major group
> living in your area, for political and market-based manipulation.
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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