Mozilla CEO: Apple wrong ‘pushing’ Safari to Windows users

by admin March 23, 2008 at 8:07 am

Apple updated its Safari Web browser for Mac and Windows on Tuesday and offered the new version for download from its Web site. The company also began pushing the browser to Windows users — whether it was previously installed or not — via the Apple Software Update, a practice Mozilla CEO John Lilly said is just “wrong.”

“It undermines the trust relationship great companies have with their customers, and that’s bad — not just for Apple, but for the security of the whole Web,” said Lilly in a post on his blog.

The Apple Software Update application is installed on Windows PCs when iTunes and QuickTime are installed. With so many people owning an iPod and installing iTunes, there are quite a few people Apple could potentially reach using the updater.

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