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Previously discussed at length: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2520371 and http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2518075

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It makes me sad that the fact a company is actually questioning something so obvious is news. =/

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It makes me happy. Hopefully Mozilla is the first of many.

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I am talking with my investors about the possibility of making this kind of questioning a market differentiator for our company. It isn't without risks...

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A list of legal questions, assuming they are non inflammatory and backed up with data, should be fairly low risk. Though I now that should and is are two different things.

Either way, good luck.

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Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled to see it happening. I am sad that it is so unique as to needed to be celebrated is all.

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They need to make it a featured download on their homepage until the DHS answers.

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Old news.

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(From Techie-buzz : http://techie-buzz.com/discussions/mozilla-vs-homeland-secur...)

"Recently, Mozilla started offering a new addon. called MAFIAAfire, in the Firefox Addons site. If you are using MAFIAAfire when you try to visit one of the seized domains, you’ll be redirected to the new address for that website, if they have created one.

Note: MAFIAA means Music and Film Industry Association of America

Naturally, Homeland Security didn’t like that and sent Mozilla a take-down notice for the new addon. Mozilla’s written response to the request was a classic “Why do we need to?”, in the form of 11 piercing questions that will probably never be answered."

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Ha, its a little disgusting to think that it makes sense to say that naturally DHS would be concerned about groups like MAFIAA

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