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Fx57: mozsocial.cliqz.com unsafe connection

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Post Posted November 29th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Hi,

about:config reveals a "social.whitelist" : https://mozsocial.cliqz.com

When trying to connect to this "social" url, Firefox rejects it with:

Connexion not secured / SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

Is "mozsocial.cliqz.com" really necessary ?
Or can it be safely removed ?

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Post Posted November 29th, 2017, 1:47 pm

when you extend information you will see why. or click the helpful link for an explanation. :roll:

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Post Posted November 29th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Doesn't answer your question, but...
Firefox by default shares data to:
BY DEFAULT, gee, that's sweet.
(Had I known that, I wouldn't have paid my subscription fee.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted November 29th, 2017, 2:45 pm

It seems cliqz.com can be safely removed (ie blacklisted).
Not very clear what is this "social" thing, with unsafe connection.
Mozilla should contact them for clarification, and try to improve their security level.
Should be corrected for Fx58.

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Post Posted November 29th, 2017, 7:33 pm

"Another day, another let down by mozilla
October 7, 2017

So, mozilla now decided that tracking all user activity and sending that data to a third party called “Cliqz”, based in Munich, Germany, majority owned by Burda media, a “news” and print (read: mostly tabloid) media group (Bunte, Focus, Chip, Freundin) is a good idea…

I can only shake my head. Clearly Firefox is the “privacy browser” as they claim!!1!

The dumb stuff they pulled in the past just pales in light of this.

Initially they will “test” this “feature” in Germany with 1% of the user base there, they say. It doesn’t sound like it’s exactly opt-in, but opt-out, so make sure your data isn’t siphoned off next time you install/update Firefox."

http://www.downthemall.net/another-day- ... y-mozilla/
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 2:53 am

Probably a "feature" to help "Mozilla understand the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns".

Measure and support our marketing => https://www.mozilla.org/privacy/firefox/

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 11:29 am

You can remove Cliqz from Firefox but it takes a little digging.
Open about:config and put cliqz in search, you'll see several items pop up.
You can modify an item where it is in a line of other items by deleting it but care must be taken with syntax.
You can also blank any related URLs for Cliqz specifically.
I would suggest if you modify any thing to keep a written record of the item name and if there's a long string (value) copy the contents before editing
to a text editor in case you need to return it to it's original condition.

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 3:57 am

Hi, Cliqz employee here,

You just found the last remaining bits of the “Social API” (https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/05/1 ... h-firefox/).
With Firefox 58, it will be completely retired and scrapped off the browser (see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1406193).

Note however that the Cliqz experiment currently running for German Firefox users, has nothing to do with the SocialAPI.
This test applies to only 1% of new Firefox installs in Germany. We have put together an FAQ where you can learn everything about Cliqz and Firefox.
You can find it there: https://cliqz.com/en/support/firefox-integration.

I hope it helps! Let me know if you have any other question,

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