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(In reply to vtol from comment #48)
> IMHO a browser should <...> occupy neutral terrritoty
The browser should not be neutral between privacy and eavesdropping, between authenticity and identity theft, between the truth and lies, between good and evil. It should support good. This was the point of firefox's existence from the very beginning. Otherwise why would people need it, if there is already Mi©®o$oft Inte®net Explo®e® on window$™? And if being good means becoming political, let it become political.

After all, if someone with full understanding of the consequences wants to surrender to eavesdropping and identity theft, maybe he should have the option to do so with the default build of the browser, I don't think the general common morale gives a solid answer here. But even then, the browser should not be neutral between the truth and lies, it should support the truth. In this particular case this means that the browser should make it absolutely sure that the user understands the consequences of his decision to proceed with the connection signed by this certificate, for example, by making the user *type* (type by himself, not just click "ok" somewhere, dangerous actions require strong confirmation) something like "I understand that if I proceed with this connection, Putin will know all data I transfer, including my credit card details and my username and password for internet banking. Moreover, he will be able to impersonate me in all activities I participate in using this connection, including taking loans under my name."
(In reply to vtol from comment #48)
> IMHO a browser should <...> occupy neutral terrritoty

The browser should not be neutral between privacy and eavesdropping, between authenticity and identity theft, between the truth and lies, between good and evil. It should support good. This was the point of firefox's existence from the very beginning. Otherwise why would people need it, if there is already Mi©®o$oft Inte®net Explo®e® on window$™? And if being good means becoming political, let it become political.

After all, if someone with full understanding of the consequences wants to surrender to eavesdropping and identity theft, maybe he should have the option to do so with the default build of the browser, I don't think the general common morale gives a solid answer here. But even then, the browser should not be neutral between the truth and lies, it should support the truth. In this particular case this means that the browser should make it absolutely sure that the user understands the consequences of his decision to proceed with the connection signed by this certificate, for example, by making the user *type* (type by himself, not just click "ok" somewhere, dangerous actions require strong confirmation) something like "I understand that if I proceed with this connection, Putin will know all data I transfer, including my credit card details and my username and password for internet banking. Moreover, he will be able to impersonate me in all activities I participate in using this connection, including taking loans under my name."

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