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I don't know how private my Sync information is. Who can access it?

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I cannot find any mention of how private the information is that sync saves on the Mozilla computers. These data would seem to be gold to a data miner.

You should publish a Privacy statement regarding off-site Sync data and under what conditions it would be released to anyone for any purpose. How soon will it be "shared" with third-party "partners" in order to enhance my "online experience"?

Your current Sync information is totally silent on this question.

Dick Flanagan

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The privacy policy - https://addons.mozilla.org/z/en-US/firefox/addon/10868/privacy/

Mozilla can not read the sync data that is stored on their servers, it is encrypted on your computer before being sent to their servers, and the encryption/decryption key is on your computer.

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The privacy policy - https://addons.mozilla.org/z/en-US/firefox/addon/10868/privacy/

Mozilla can not read the sync data that is stored on their servers, it is encrypted on your computer before being sent to their servers, and the encryption/decryption key is on your computer.

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Data is encoded with the secret password phrase before it is uploaded to the sync server.
You connect to the sync server via a secure connection via the user name and password.
So if both passwords are not easily guessable or looked up in a word list or dictionary then you should be safe even if they know the user name.

See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Weave/Crypto

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Thank you for your prompt response. With privacy being on everyone's mind these days, a note to this effect should be included with the Synch promotional information.