January 24th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Goto Google. Search for ’selinux’.
You now have a Cookie from NSA.gov, and your Firefox browser has downloaded http://www.NSA.gov.
Nice implementations of privacy Firefox team. Good job.
WTF? I was reading in another thread
about prefetch in the mozilla firefox family of browsers, and the more I research, the more
I reach for my tinfoil hat.
Firefox, in its default configuration, does indeed download and cache any document or page
marked for prefetch by a web page.
Sure enough, the first result in a google search is marked for prefetch.
<!--a--><div><p class=g><!--m--><link rel="prefetch"
Anybody else annoyed by this?
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
January 24th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Could this actually be a point in favour of IE after everyone fighting against it and promoting firefox...
IE now has speed and the lack of prefetch over Firefox.... and the DevToolBar that MS released makes it even better...
Page Source When Searching with Firefox (as rcgreen pointed out)...
Same Search... page Source from IE
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(Pronounced Pinched): Acronym - Point 'n Click Hacked. As in: "That website was pinched" or "The skiddie pinched my computer because I forgot to patch".