Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2443 closed task (fixed)

Remove Torbutton from

Reported by: rransom Owned by: mikeperry
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Currently, Torbutton is available from This listing must be removed for several reasons:

  1. Nothing currently shown on the page indicates that users must download, install, and run Tor in order to use Torbutton. Multiple people have been confused by this fact.
  2. According to Mozilla's privacy policy (currently last updated June 30, 2010), records in its logs client IP addresses and times of accesses to the site. Mozilla does not consider even IP addresses to be personally identifying information, and states that it may share the logs it collects with 'employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations'. They do not state how long these logs are preserved, or in which jurisdictions the people and organizations with access to the logs are located.
  3. The description of Torbutton is long out of date (e.g. it links to bugs.tpo/flyspray for bug reports). I assume this means that we cannot update the description without significant effort.

Once the a.m.o listing is removed, we should announce the change and explain the reasons for it in a blog post.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by bee


SUPER VERY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Better one year late than never!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also, don't update anymore my BEEFREE addon hosted at AMO!!!!!!!
AMO is indeed Googlezilla, with all their trackings and stuffs!!!!!!!! but they're also full of limitations and flaws!!!!!

This is a so very good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally also the TORProject noticed that AMO is Googlezilla!!!!!!!!!!
And the next step, is to leave Google!!!!! the high king of the antiprivacy kingdom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a lot of good responses and good comments from the user of BeeFREE!!!! after i added in beefree my autonomous updating system, independent and unrelated to AMO!!!!!!!!! and AMO tracking!!!!!!!!!!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One more point scored for the TORPROJECT!!!!!!!!!!


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by phobos

Owner: changed from phobos to mikeperry
Status: newassigned

Mozilla also stores all data from a.m.o forever. Reassigning to mike, as this is really his call.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by rransom

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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