Firefox gathering personal information without consent.
I have used Firefox for many years without an account. Yesterday I gave in and made the mistake of entering my email address into Firefox so that I could save pocket articles, as I know of no other way of saving them. That's all I gave, yet within minutes Firefox had captured my private phone number, date of birth, age, name, and details of my windows account.
I was really angry at the presumtion that Firefox felt entitled to do that. If this were acceptable it would mean for every instance of sending an email an organisation or person believes you have given them the right to delve into your personal details, which clearly cannot be right.
Please advise if this is true, does Firefox without consent harvest private information, while claiming to have a core value of being protective and ethical about personal information.
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I see nothing in the profile that has phone, date of birth, age, name, nor Windows account details. I think your doing something totally different on a site that your using the Browser and pointing to the wrong thing here. I think that came from pocket articles that your registered to that is showing those information. You need to login to Pockets and check your account information there. Will say again in the Browser firefox and account there is nothing that has such input box your describing.
Unlike say with Google, the company Mozilla actually cares about your privacy.