Some things shouldn’t be open-sourced

Mozilla phancies doing a Phorm | The Register

Executives last week confirmed they are working on a project referred to internally as “Data”. This would gather anonymised data on a voluntary basis, and provide the analytical information for anyone who wanted it.

Mozilla claims Firefox has around 170m users, which means it has more users than the largest ISP outside China. So it’s easy to see why the temptation is there.

“There are worlds of information about how people use the web that are locked up and not currently shared,” tootles Mozilla CEO John Lilly.

And that’s the way it should say…

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