[Bug 1827717] [NEW] Normandy remote control should be disabled by default

Tom Reynolds 1827717 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat May 4 12:05:02 UTC 2019

Public bug reported:

While sure useful as a way to remedy the add-on intermediate signing
certificate expiry issue Mozilla has created
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1548973), I really think
Normandy should be disabled in Ubuntu by default:

  Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria.

Reasoning: Software installed via APT should have defined states,
software should not be allowed to change itself, unless the user has
actively chosen to enable such functionality and this functionality
points out, for the user, that it has this capability.

The current default preference (per about:config) is:

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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