Expiry of x86-64 patents

By: Gian-Carlo Pascutto (gcp.delete@this.sjeng.org), April 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Jukka Larja (roskakori2006.delete@this.gmail.com) on April 19, 2019 12:41 pm wrote:
> > Our hardware report is public too (https://data.firefox.com/dashboard/hardware), though
> > it doesn't have much details (yet?) on things like CPU extension support.
>
> How is that data gathered? I don't remember Firefox asking for permission to gather
> data from me computers, thouhg maybe it's hidden in some EULA or such.

See "Methodology" in https://data.firefox.com/

*Non-personal and non-private data* like your OS and 32 vs 64-bit doesn't require opt-in (even under GDPR). Note that it is required in order to serve security updates for example, or in the SSE2 case described before, to stop users from updating into a build that they can't launch.

More elaborate telemetry, including things that could potentially be private, is (IIRC) through an opt-in banner that's displayed during one of the first runs.

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