Proposals for Incorporating Machine Learning in Mozilla Firefox

Friday June 18th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "I will be doing research this summer at Stanford with Professor Andrew Ng about how we can incorporate machine learning into Firefox. We're looking for ideas that will make Firefox 2.0 blow every other browser out of the water. People who come up with the best 3-5 ideas win Gmail accounts, and if we implement your idea you'll be acknowledged in both our paper and in Firefox credits. Your idea will also be appreciated by the millions of people who use Firefox :-). We'll also entertain Thunderbird proposals."

#104 Re: Three suggestions

by Ashmodai <>

Friday June 25th, 2004 6:40 AM

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Your "kiosk" feature seems like a critical safety risk to me. It might be useful, but it should not be part of the default install. Make it an extension, if anything, but for the sake of truck-sized security holes please don't make it part of the default install.

The last thing you want is remote viewing of your browsing habbits -- although this might be great as a tool for parental control (yes, I know, about three million teenagers will hate me now).