[Dev] summary of the chromium/electtron/webengine controversy

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli GNUtoo at cyberdimension.org
Wed Mar 30 17:26:14 GMT 2022

On Tue, 29 Mar 2022 17:03:00 -0400
bill-auger <bill-auger at peers.community> wrote:
> webengine is used only to offer a popup web page preview, when
> the mouse passes over a URL in chat - a feature which horrifies
> privacy-conscious people (ironically IMHO, because those people
> are jami's target audience) - many people, especially in the
> libre community, consider any such feature to be a privacy risk
> - it is too easy to accidentally pass the mouse over one of
> those URLs - simply moving the mouse, may expose the user to an
> IP leak, unsavory images, and so on
That is ultra dangerous and probably not FSDG compliant, and it
probably violates several privacy laws.

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