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PostSubject: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:23 am

Wort a look if you use an iPhone.

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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:41 am

I hardly ever use the browser on my iPhone, so I'm not worried about anyone tracking me. On my computer, I have tracking cookies blocked. Stoopid cookies!
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:22 pm

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The app boots straight to a search bar, using Yahoo in the US and Google in the UK. You can’t change that just yet, but Firefox says the option’s coming, according to the Guardian.
How stoopid is that? Yahoo sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:31 pm

Nevertheless I'm giving it a try. It at least allows me to post to UD from my iPad, whereas Safari does not.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:49 pm

Okay, I'm not impressed. Is there a way to open up a new browser window while keeping the existing one? If so I've been unable to find it.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:56 pm

Browsers in iOS are a strange thing. Apple will not allow a complete browser to be in the app store. Essentially, all you get is a new UI that runs on top of Safari.

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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:16 pm

Actually, it's more of an ad-blocker than a browser. You can run it under Safari (if you activate "allow ad blockers") or you can run it in standalone mode, but in standalone mode it does not seem to be a full-featured browser.

It's Mozilla's version of NoScript. It's a way to avoid broadcasting everything you do, which is a good idea. I'm still trying to determine if it's usable.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:18 pm

At least I found a "classic version" display which makes websites look like they should, instead of the stripped down default look.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Did you notice that you just created three identical new threads? Are you testing the browser?
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:42 pm

I did? Oops.

I'm playing now with running Firefox Focus under Firefox for the iPad. So far this is by far my favorite configuration. Full featured and logical.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:45 pm

Is logging in and out a rational procedure?
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:10 pm

Yes.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:29 am

NoCoPilot wrote:
How stoopid is that?  Yahoo sucks.
One advantage(?)of Yahoo, apparently there is no "safe search" filter. Routine image searches bring up hardcore pornography along with everything else.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy boost for iOS users as Mozilla launches Firefox Focus   Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:37 am

Were you by any chance searching for the Monty Python character  Bigus Dickus?

I can see where that may be problematic.
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