Changes between Initial Version and Version 5 of Ticket #13398


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Jul 11, 2017, 2:35:56 PM (2 years ago)
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  • Ticket #13398

    • Property Cc arthuredelstein brade mcs added
    • Property Severity changed from to Normal
  • Ticket #13398 – Description

    initial v5  
    88Additionally, the browser scrapes user's windows login username (and windows domain) along with his/her email address (if present, filled in within user's windows user account details). These personal details are similarly stored by the browser throughout the life of each browsing session.
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    10 This privacy-infringing behavior is unconditional ~~ no user_pref is available to prevent it.
     10This privacy-infringing behavior is unconditional no user_pref is available to prevent it.
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    1212In researching "How dare they?!?" I gathered that this behavior exists because Firefox shares a codebase with Thunderbird, and back in the day someone thought it would be "kewl" for a Thunderbird user to find that the system magically knows his/her details when setting up a new TB account...