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GNU IceCat

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IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the source code from the Mozilla project is free software, the binaries that they release include additional non-free software. Also, they distribute non-free software as plug-ins. (IceCat does keep the triple licensing used by Firefox to facilitate the reuse of code.) IceCat also includes some privacy protection features:

  1. Some sites refer to zero-size images on other hosts to keep track of cookies. When IceCat detects this mechanism it blocks cookies from the site hosting the zero-length image file. (It is possible to re-enable such a site by removing it from the blocked hosts list.)
  2. Other sites rewrite the host name in links redirecting the user to another site, mainly to "spy" on clicks. When this behavior is detected, IceCat shows a message alerting the user.

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Download version 31.2.0 (stable)
released on 21 October 2014

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins14 September 2010
LGPLv2.1orlaterKelly Hopkins14 September 2010
MPL1.1Kelly Hopkins14 September 2010



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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 October 2014.



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