Homeland Security Demands Mozilla Remove Firefox Extension That Redirects Seized Domains

Apparently, the folks at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are not at all pleased with the very, very simple Firefox extension, called MAFIAAfire, that negates Immigration & Customs Enforcement‘s (ICE) domain seizures, by automatically rerouting users to alternate domains. Apparently, DHS demanded that Mozilla take the extension down from its listing of Firefox extensions claiming that the add-on “circumvented” DHS’s seizure orders. Thankfully, Mozilla didn’t just fold, but instead left it up and sent DHS a list of questions concerning the request. The list of questions is really fantastic, as it goes way beyond the direct request to really get to the heart of the questionable nature of ICE’s activity with domain seizures. Read the full article at Techdirt.

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