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Mozilla resists US gov’t request to nuke “MafiaaFire” add-on

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked Mozilla to
remove a simple Firefox extension that redirects visitors from one
domain name to another. Why? Because the MafiaaFire Redirector (no,
the name isn’t subtle) makes it easy for Web surfers to bypass the
government’s domain name seizures. Mozilla, the foundation that
oversees Firefox development, has resisted the request.

“Mozilla lawyer Harvey Anderson announced on his blog today that
the DHS has asked Mozilla to remove the MafiaaFire add-on from
Mozilla’s official online catalogue. The government claimed that
the add-on violated the seizure orders it has obtained over the
last year against a few hundred domain names accused of copyright
and trademark infringement.”


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