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websites can already tell what sites you've visited. how do you think things like google's Adsense works!?

By you clicking on an ad.

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By you clicking on an ad.

Adsense remembers your IP visiting a page and associates you with different subject areas. It doesn't get to see your local history, but in a way it makes its own history file for you...
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Mine just auto updated to 16.0.1, I was using 15.0.1 (i checked after i read the article than noticed it updating) ....so problems fixed?
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websites can already tell what sites you've visited. how do you think things like google's Adsense works!?
By you clicking on an ad.

That is incorrect. It's the sites you visit, and what you search for is how adsense works.
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That is incorrect. It's the sites you visit, and what you search for is how adsense works.

Although search queries (at least from Google) are no longer available to AdSense or the site being visited except if the visitor comes via AdWords.
    
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Anyone on the beta update channel will have gotten 17 instead of 16.0.1.

i'M ON 17.... NOT SURE IF ITS A LITTLE BUGGY, SLOW.. OR WHAT...but either the browser is a little wonky or I am having intermittent issues with Roadrunner
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https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2012/10/10/security-vulnerability-in-firefox-16/
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/firefox-16-vulnerability-attack-code-available-online/
Looks like the issue has been swiftly resolved. The attack was Javascript based so NoScript users (~all of OCN's FF users I hope) were probably unaffected all along.

Some people believe it is more hassle than it is worth believe it or not. #1 antivirus as far as I am concerned.

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Anyone get firefox 2 for firefox 4+ theme on firefox 16.01? Seems to work for 4.0 to 14.01 but not 16.01...
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The amount of major security issues FF has had in the last few months is ridiculous.
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The amount of major security issues FF has had in the last few months is ridiculous.

A minor security issue that was resolved in record time, did not give access to user history, had no evidence of being exploited and wouldn't have affected NoScript users anyway. Drop the FF hate. All browsers have had plenty of security issues during the last few months.
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