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Retaining Privacy of Porn Collections Put People Off Upgrading to Firefox 3

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First off, let me say this: women–not all women, just the porn haters–what is your major malfunction?!

Why hate on porn so much that it has your men scared shitless to update their web browsers? Seriously!

Not once in any relationship that I have ever been in do I get pissed off or end a relationship because my man or chick looked at porn once, often or daily. Who cares. I think its hot. I say, join in on the fun and then get off to it together. Its healthy and adventurous, but that’s just my two cents.

Mozilla’s Security team has disclosed a very interesting piece of research which suggests people refused to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox because they were afraid the browser would expose their, ahem, private collection of websites.

In May, the company decided to have one last attempt at persuading the people on Firefox 2 to move up to Firefox 3, by hitting users of the old version with a pop-up that prompted them to upgrade. Those who declined were invited to fill out a questionnaire, asking them to reveal why they didn’t want the latest software.

The number one reason for not upgrading was the new location bar, and the fact that it delved into people’s bookmark collections to suggest sites as they typed. No fewer than 25% of Firefox 3 refuseniks cited this as the reason they wouldn’t upgrade. In fact, almost all of the people who provided feedback had tried Firefox 3, didn’t like what they saw, and headed back to Firefox 2.

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