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Post Posted July 30th, 2016, 12:49 pm

mightyglydd wrote:http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/30/mozilla-plans-to-remove-hello-from-firefox-49/


Interesting!

I didn't read all the comments. 1287827 - Remove Firefox Hello from FF49
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Post Posted July 30th, 2016, 1:03 pm

Me neither but it looks like there's feverish activity going on.

I would find it highly amusing if it was related to this.. :badgrin:
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/0 ... der-wraps/
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Post Posted July 31st, 2016, 8:49 am

Removed from Nightly on Linux with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0 ID:20160731030203 CSet: e5859dfe0bcbd40f4e33f4a633f73ea3473a7849.

Triple checked about:support to be sure.
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Post Posted July 31st, 2016, 4:33 pm

wish they'd remove Pocket an keep it as an Extension . but bout time they removed Hello, 1 less thing i'll have to remove

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Post Posted July 31st, 2016, 5:22 pm

The code is in. As of v49, Firefox Hello will no longer be included in new installs. It will be available as a regular add-on.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1287827

Being Hello was a 'system add-on', I'm not sure how it will work when one updates a Firefox installation that already has Hello.

Sadly, no word on getting rid of Pocket.

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Post Posted July 31st, 2016, 5:47 pm

Er yes...
The question is WHY are they removing it.. and why the frantic rush to have it gone by Aug 1.
Smells fishy to me...
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Post Posted July 31st, 2016, 7:32 pm

mightyglydd wrote:Er yes...
The question is WHY are they removing it.. and why the frantic rush to have it gone by Aug 1.
Smells fishy to me...


August 2nd is when Fx48 ships. They have to beat the trains if they want it out quickly.
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Post Posted August 1st, 2016, 5:05 am

Since Hello was likely removed due to low popularity among Firefox users I wonder if it is possible to introduce a new Firefox feature in such a way so that the major part of the user base became interested in it?
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Post Posted August 1st, 2016, 6:56 am

GHM113 wrote:Since Hello was likely removed due to low popularity among Firefox users I wonder if it is possible to introduce a new Firefox feature in such a way so that the major part of the user base became interested in it?


I guess you haven't heard of Firefox Test Pilot - Experiments ?
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Post Posted August 1st, 2016, 10:21 am

GHM113 wrote:Since Hello was likely removed due to low popularity among Firefox users

Since when did Mozilla care about that !? :-k
More likely something to do with this.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/firefox-hello/
Firefox Hello is provided to you in collaboration with TokBox, Inc. ("TokBox") and sends data to TokBox as a part of the function of the service. This notice only describes how Mozilla handles information we receive from you. For more information on TokBox’s handling of data, you should read their Privacy Policy
A privacy policy that TokBox, NOT MOZILLA, can change any time they like..
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Post Posted August 1st, 2016, 2:44 pm

So they are for unknown reasons finally getting rid of this service that none asked for (among the other unwelcome burdens such as Pocket and the likes), but something way worse (I'd say truly scary) is cooking behind the scenes:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Context_Graph

Mozilla is building Context Graph, a ‘recommender system for the web’ .

Scary.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2016, 9:54 am

Omega X wrote:August 2nd is when Fx48 ships. They have to beat the trains if they want it out quickly.
Is that why after updating to Fx48 it's still shown in Troubleshooting Information/Extensions and 'loop @mozilla.org.xpi' is still in Fx Program files?
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2016, 10:07 am

They never indicated it was going to be removed in Firefox 48.0, the bug states 49.0.

Requirements:
- Remove Firefox Hello from Aurora 50 and Nightly 51
- Remove Firefox Hello from Firefox in Beta 49 no later than August 1st
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