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Offline Johnny4745

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Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:22:51 PM »
By RAPHAEL SATTER
Associated Press
May 1, 8:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) -- The maker of one of the Internet's most popular browsers is taking on one of the world's best-known purveyors of surveillance software, accusing a British company of hijacking the Mozilla brand to camouflage its espionage products.

The Mozilla Foundation - responsible for the Firefox browser - said late Tuesday that Gamma International Ltd. was passing off its FinFisher spy software as a Firefox product to avoid detection.

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Re: Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 03:29:00 PM »
We already have a topic that covers these types of announcements:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.0
Please use it in the future. :)
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Re: Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 03:34:32 PM »
I don't see it listed on the Forum homepage.

If I can't find it, I'm sure a lot of other people can't either.
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Re: Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 03:38:41 PM »
I don't see it listed on the Forum homepage.

If I can't find it, I'm sure a lot of other people can't either.
That's why I gave you the link. :)
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Re: Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 03:44:37 PM »
I don't see it listed on the Forum homepage.

If I can't find it, I'm sure a lot of other people can't either.

You won't see it listed on the forum home page just as you won't see any other topic listed, as only the forums and their child forums that are listed.

The point of having the single topic is that it is frequently added to, keeping it towards the top of the chronological listing. Once found, you can click the Notify button or if you contribute you are notified of new replies.
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