Huawei Responds to Android Ban by Timmy in technology

[–]Optimus85 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Turn off my adblocker...Never!

Huawei Responds to Android Ban by Timmy in technology

[–]worm 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This will not likely amount to much. HuaWei's most loyal customers appear to be Chinese citizens, all of whom already use a de-Googled version of Android unique to Chinese devices.

US Senator has Proposed a Ban on Loot Boxes by Stankmango in technology

[–]Work2Death 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think parents should be refusing to let their kids play these games or at least refusing to pay extra. The companies should absolutely be free to offer these games - It's your choice to consume their products. They're not holding a gun to anyone's head.

Chromium may soon use less memory and start up faster. by Timmy in technology

[–]originalbrommas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pigs may soon fly!.

US Senator has Proposed a Ban on Loot Boxes by Stankmango in technology

[–]OrphanedPixel 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This could possibly have an effect on similar industries such as the mystery box toy industry (Shopkins and Treasure X are two prominent examples right now) which does something similar. What do you guys think?

US Senator has Proposed a Ban on Loot Boxes by Stankmango in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In a statement, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) said that numerous countries including Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Australia and the UK had determined that loot boxes were not akin to gambling.

Hmm…

US Senator has Proposed a Ban on Loot Boxes by Stankmango in technology

[–]Zombi 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

But now developers will actually have to make decent content and they'll actually have to try and innovate to achieve success! We can't have that now, it's better to just give your child a virtual slot machine and drain people's bank accounts through addictive reward systems.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, maintaining a foundation with goals and employees is expensive.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sadly. They're doing good stuff with the money, though, so it might be worth it in the long run, but it compromises Firefox to do so.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks man. So Mozilla gets $ from whoever wants to be the default search engine.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Here's a 2014 article. Looks like Mozilla were still trying to keep their independence back then.

I'm hoping this is just a blip. It probably is; I think I'm thinking too much into it.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, I'm late to the party.

the decisions they're having to make with Firefox to keep the funding from Google

Very interesting. If you have a link about that I'd love to read up on it.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, this was just what made you re-evaluate and realise that you wouldn't put up with it any more? Mozilla's great, but the decisions they're having to make with Firefox to keep the funding from Google can only really be described as "compromised".

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The expiration doesn't bug me, it's the phone home and non privacy focused settings enabled by default. Yeah man I'm old and sick of this shit.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The Mr Robot ad only came up to users who hadn't opted out – which I know isn't good enough; I disagree with Mozilla's new "opt-out" policy too – and they apologised for it.

Mozilla needs to change, but is this really what made you want to drop it? A certificate expiration that was only an issue because Mozilla had limited ability to push things out to people's Firefox instances?

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, there are Firefox forks.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]swordofdamocles42 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

nice one thank you :D

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]ikidd 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What's the choice, Google Chrome, or Google Edge, or Google Chromium, or Google Vivaldi?

Overall, Firefox is the closest thing we have to a large userbase browser with fair support that isn't part of the Google spying machine.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]ikidd 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Actually sounds like they had no control over it. But they did have control over requiring extensions be signed, and they had control over the Studies that introduced that MrRobot shite, prompting a lot of people to disable that, and short of an update, the only way they had to send a hotfix for it.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's all enabled by default. I'm done with Mozilla, someone out there respects their own goddamn users.

I just read a story about how they popped up special Mr Robot ads to everyone a few years ago.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't think it requests the certificate anew, though. According to my theory, the bug would still occur if you disconnected the internet connection. That's why they couldn't just patch it server-side, and had to push something through to the actual installed copies of Firefox – using the push-through system that's easy to turn off and I can't remember whether it's on by default.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Checking every 24 hours is phoning home? They are monitoring me to ensure I haven't installed any non-signed Add Ons.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's so weird. I was fine all yesterday, and now adblockers and DDG/SP are all disabled.

Mozilla Firefox: "All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert" by sawboss in technology

[–]wizzwizz4 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They changed other things in the browser. Not every derivative has to be perfect. Although… Waterfox does claim "no telemetry".

I don't think this bug is due to phoning home, though. I think it's just bog-standard certificate expiration, that's only checked once every 24 hours.