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[Needs Update] Warn users that Sync is for private use

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  1. scoobidiver 1275 posts
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    Some people use Firefox Sync to get friend's bookmarks without knowing the consequences (access to all his passwords from his friend's computer). We should add a warning about that at the beginning of the article.

    Some people use Firefox Sync to get friend's bookmarks without knowing the consequences (access to all his passwords from his friend's computer). We should add a warning about that at the beginning of the article.
  2. Michael Verdi 1755 posts
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    This seems like the McDonald's hot coffee warning to me. We already tell people that this service syncs their passwords and we're pretty clear this is about syncing "your data." Also, you could customize it to just do bookmarks and use it for synching bookmarks between friends if you wanted to. So I don't think we need this warning.

    This seems like the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants McDonald's hot coffee warning] to me. We already tell people that this service syncs their passwords and we're pretty clear this is about syncing "your data." Also, you could customize it to just do bookmarks and use it for synching bookmarks between friends if you wanted to. So I don't think we need this warning.