At least I knew that. For the present I’m on Leap, so still using the “esr” version. So “noscript” and “flashblock” still work. When the time comes, I’m expecting to give up on “flashblock”. But noscript should be available in the new add-on format by that time.
Matter of fact, I have been using the ESR versions of Firefox for several years, now, for various reasons, including stability, privacy, and security.
Of course, you have to download and use the upstream version most of the time, because the ESR normally is not in the openSUSE repos. It currently is in the repos because of problems caused by Mozilla change-overs.
That’s interesting, currently a concern today only for residents of Germany… still, something to watch, for those outside of Germany.
I agree that despite the ability to disable data collection which should address any “Burda” suspicions completely, it’s worrisome that just the idea of supporting data collection to target advertising is antithetical to the fundamental core of privacy.
In any case…
I run multiple browsers as a strategy to isolate my trackable activity, and my use of CLIQZ is very narrow… So even if someone tracked my use they’d see very little and a very skewed perception(might not be the same for others).
Yes, yes, a majority owner of Cliqz International GmbH is Hubert Burda Media Holding – and, Mozilla has also invested in Cliqz – and, earlier this year, Cliqz bought a (majority?) part of Ghostery Inc.
The Cliqz Browser code is MPL/GPL/LGPL – Cliqz is a commercial company, Mozilla is a commercial company, SUSE is a commercial company, Hubert Burda is a commercial company with 10 440 employees and a turnover of 2 256 billion €.
The question that needs to be asked is, what’s the difference between Firefox and Cliqz?
They’re both open source – and, one is a fork of the other;
They’re both offered at no cost by commercial companies.
[HR][/HR]And, a word with respect to privacy Add-Ons:Thanks for the list of open source Add-Ons – NoScript, uMatrix and ublock weren’t on my personal radar screen until now.