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  • Mozilla "WebThings" No Longer An Experiment

    Phoronix: Mozilla "WebThings" No Longer An Experiment

    Mozilla WebThings is what was formerly known as "Project Things" while serving as an experiment around a platform for IoT devices on the web...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...illa-WebThings

  • #2
    There is nothing 'smart' about hooking your refrigerator, water heater, thermostat, security cameras, microphones, door locks, etc. up to the internet. It will not become a good idea no matter how relatively 'secure' or performant the control software may be.

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    • #3
      Mozzilla (and google) took dissenter add on off their store and is suppressing anybody who complains about it, unsigned, no addon can run in regular consumer browser builds longer than the session

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pheldens View Post
        Mozzilla (and google) took dissenter add on off their store and is suppressing anybody who complains about it, unsigned, no addon can run in regular consumer browser builds longer than the session
        Thanks for bringing this up, I didn't know about this extension.

        Political correctness puppets have been going out of their way to ban things that allow unencumbered free speech. Sad.

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        • #5
          There are other tools similar to dissenter, but that aren't full hate speech, use then instead

          check this alternative
          https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...nt-aggregator/
          Last edited by higuita; 04-18-2019, 05:16 PM. Reason: add link to alternative

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          • #6
            Originally posted by higuita View Post
            There are other tools similar to dissenter, but that aren't full hate speech, use then instead

            check this alternative
            https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...nt-aggregator/
            Plus, when I when searching, I had trouble finding solid, clear information on what they actually did with the dissenter extension and why.

            Did they refuse to sign the extension or did they just refuse to host it on AMO? I can't get a clear answer on that.

            Is the "abuse" they banned it for due to hate speech or is it because, in its default configuration, it phones home to tell them about every URL you load?

            EDIT: OK, judging by the instructions on the dissenter site, it looks like they are refusing to sign it, rather than just refusing to promote it on AMO.

            I still haven't found a clear answer on what specifically they got banned for though. According to one site, that's a lack of transparency on Mozilla's part and I don't approve of that.

            However, if it was about privacy leaks, rather than hate speech, then I do stand by Mozilla's decision even as I disapprove of their approach to it.

            Either way, it makes me glad that I write all my extensions as userscripts so they don't require signing. (Admittedly, I started doing that back before signing was a thing, so I could write one extension that installed on all browsers.)
            Last edited by ssokolow; 04-18-2019, 05:53 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ssokolow
              [...snip..]
              However, if it was about privacy leaks, rather than hate speech, then I do stand by Mozilla's decision even as I disapprove of their approach to it.
              [...snip...]
              Check it out yourself: https://github.com/gab-ai-inc/gab-dissenter-extension

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              • #8
                Originally posted by higuita View Post
                There are other tools similar to dissenter, but that aren't full hate speech, use then instead

                check this alternative
                https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...nt-aggregator/
                All censorship is evil. Don't like it, don't use it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pheldens View Post
                  Mozzilla (and google) took dissenter add on off their store and is suppressing anybody who complains about it, unsigned, no addon can run in regular consumer browser builds longer than the session
                  Reading the dissenter site it says you don't need the extension?
                  quote: "To get started create an account and login to Dissenter. Next you'll want to download the Dissenter browser extension, although it is not required."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ssokolow View Post
                    Plus, when I when searching, I had trouble finding solid, clear information on what they actually did with the dissenter extension and why.
                    https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/0...r-abuse/81954/

                    apparently they removed it because it was reported for "abuse". Didn't say more than that. But it was in the Mozilla extension repo, so it was signed and fine.

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