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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
I am pretty upset with my employer, , today
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @whoismrrobot
We were told at the plenary session that there was going to be a promotion with , and that there'd be "special content in firefox only." At the time, I thought that was a pretty good thing; people love the show, it's on-topic, etc.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @whoismrrobot
I know that I thought, and I am pretty sure others did too, that it'd be some sort of UA sniffing thing. Seems fine, whatever. But instead, it's this.
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steveklabnik
How can we claim to be pro-privacy while surreptitiously installing software on people's computers? More importantly, how did management not see this as a problem?
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @mozilla
After the plenary, I actually felt better about management and 's direction than I have in a while. Very good feels! But now, I'm not so sure. It should have been *obvious* that this is not okay.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
Compare my blog post earlier in the week with this:
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
How can we claim to advocate for our users while violating their consent? And over something so trivial?
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
We’ve finally been giving favorable press thanks to the wonderful work on Quantum. That all feels squandered now.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
Can’t wait for the press to open Hacker News and see this and run with it. If I was a reporter, I would.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @mozilla
Who at okayed this? Why did they? I have no idea. I’m also honestly not very plugged in internally but haven’t even seen any other employees raising this issue internally either.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
First Cliqz, now this?
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @mozilla
Even if we analyze this from a business/marketing perspective, this makes no sense. ’s advantage is being “outside” of Silicon Valley, culturally speaking. SV is all in on surveillance capitalism. My understanding is that we’re against that.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
We need our users to trust that we are honestly advocating in their best interests. This is completely counter to that.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @mozilla
I could make more money working elsewhere. I don’t because I believe in ’s stated mission. It’s one of the last places in tech that I can work for that’s got a valued-based mission. How does this align with our values?
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @mozilla @firefox
seeing some "it does nothing unless you turn it on" discourse this fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between , , and our users It does do something. it violates our users' consent.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
In some ways it's *worse* that it does nothing. Or, that if you turn it on, it does something trivial. We squandered users' trust for so, so little.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
if you're just noticing this now, there's a *lot* more explanation as to what this thing is. If you looked at it previously, it looked like this
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
this is totally indistinguishable from malware
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
some more detail about how this happened:
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
this is how this damages mozilla; actions speak louder than words
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
In the end, one thing I'm glad about is that I feel like I can tweet about this at all; openness doesn't mean open only when things are good.
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻)
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @mozilla
this statement *completely* misunderstands the objection. My disappointment with deepens
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steveklabnik 15 Dec 17
Replying to @steveklabnik
TFW you are mad enough to reply-all the whole company.
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steveklabnik 17 Dec 17
Replying to @bhology
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