Tag Archives: Firefox

Porn Mode; it’s not just for IE8 anymore

I find it fascinating how quickly the industry is moving from deriding the IE8 Porn Mode to emulating it. Chrome and Safari apparently already have it, and now it’s coming to the Firefox world (via TechCrunch):

At one time, it was tough to cover your tracks after visiting some, uh, questionable sites, but now it’s getting easier than ever. According to Mozilla, Firefox is joining Safari, Internet Explorer 8, and Google Chrome in providing its users with a “private mode” that will not collect any of your browsing history or cookies in the upcoming release of Firefox 3.1.

Much like Chrome, users will be able to open a separate window in Firefox 3.1 that will let them browse the Web in any way they see fit without worrying about the wife or kids entering the History menu and seeing why they spent the last hour in the office with the door locked.

Despite the obvious porn driver, I am surprised that privacy advocates aren’t praising this feature. When using this mode the one of the most prevalent means of user tracking (permanent cookies) is done away with.

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Jeff the Bard on Self-Issued Cards

Never read your child Dr. Seuss and then stay up late writing about Information Cards. You might have a nightmare that goes something like this (with apologies to Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Bard is Jeff
Bard is Jeff
Jeff is Bard

That Jeff-the-Bard!
That Jeff-the-Bard!
I do not like
that Jeff-the-Bard!

Do you like
self-issued cards?

I do not like them,
Jeff-the-Bard.
I do not like
self-issued cards.

Would you like them
here or there?

I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere.
I do not like
self-issued cards.
I do not like them,
Jeff-the-Bard.

Would you use them
in your house?
Would you use them
with your mouse?

I do not like them
in my house.
I do not like them
with my mouse.
I do not like them
here or there.
I do not like them
anywhere.
I do not like self-issued cards.
I do not like them, Jeff-the-Bard.

Would you use them
‘cause of SOX?
Would you use them
with Firefox?

Not ‘cause of SOX.
Not with Firefox.
Not in my house.
Not with my mouse.
I would not use them here or there.
I would not use them anywhere.
I would not use self-issued cards.
I do not like them, Jeff-the-Bard.

Would you? Could you?
At a bank?
Use them! Use them!
I’ll be frank!

I would not,
could not,
at a bank.

You may like them.
I’ve been shown.
You may like them
on a phone!

I would not, could not on a phone.
Not at a bank! You leave me alone.

I do not like them ‘cause of SOX.
I do not like them with Firefox.
I do not like them in my house.
I do not like them with my mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like self-issued cards.
I do not like them, Jeff-the-Bard.

A blog! A blog!
A blog! A blog!
Could you, would you,
on a blog?

Not on a blog! Not on a phone!
Not at a bank! Jeff! Leave me alone!

I would not, could not, ‘cause of SOX.
I could not, would not, with Firefox.
I will not use them with my mouse.
I will not use them in my house.
I will not use them here or there.
I will not use them anywhere.
I do not use self-issued cards.
I do not like them, Jeff-the-Bard.

Say!
With Explorer?
There in Explorer!
Would you, could you, with Explorer?

I would not, could not,
with Explorer.

Would you, could you, with Safari?

I would not, could not,
with Safari.
Not with Explorer. Not with Safari.
Not at a bank. Not on a phone.
I do not like them, Sam, you’ve known.
Not in my house. Not ‘cause of SOX.
Not with my mouse. Not with Firefox.
I will not use them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere!

You do not like
self-issued cards?

I do not
like them,
Jeff-the-Bard.

Could you, would you,
with OpenID?

I would not,
could not,
with OpenID!

Would you, could you,
in Liberty?

I could not, would not, in Liberty.
I will not, will not, with OpenID.
I will not use them richer or poorer.
I will not use them with Explorer.
Not with Explorer! Not on a phone!
Not at a bank! You leave me alone!
I do not like them ‘cause of SOX.
I do not like them with Firefox.
I will not use them in my house.
I do not like them with my mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them ANYWHERE!

I do not like
self-issued cards!
I do not like them,
Jeff-the-Bard.

You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.

Jeff!
If you will let me be,
I will try them.
You will see.

Say!
I like self-issued cards!
I do! I like them, Jeff-the-Bard!
And I would use them in Liberty.
And I would use them with OpenID…

And I will use them as I log.
In with Explorer. And on a Blog.
And at a bank. And on a phone.
They are so good, so good, you’ve know!

So I will use them ‘cause of SOX.
And I will use them with Firefox.
And I will use them in my house.
And I will use them with my mouse.
And I will use them here and there.
Say! I will use them ANYWHERE!

I do so like
self-issued cards!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Jeff-the-Bard!

(Mirrored from TalkBMC)