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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Firefox and Geolocation services

I think it is a bad idea to have this turned on by default.  There is too little privacy already and anything that triangulates you is a weapon sooner or later.  I have been reading Mozilla's Geolocation page and wondering why the permissions have been designed the way it is.  The default is to share your location and to undo it, you have to do it site by site.

That is weird as you'd probably have to do it laboriously for each site.

Why not have a privacy tab panel to gather the sites that you have already given permission and nuke it selectively or all of them at one go?

Well, I have simply turned off the entire feature by changing the default in the about:config settings as mentioned in the above page.