Mozilla CEO criticises Apple auto-installing Safari

Mozilla's CEO has criticised Apple for using its iTunes updater to install the Safari browser on to Windows PCs. Apple's Software Update utility is intended to alert users to new versions of iTunes or other Apple software installed on a user's machine. However, the latest version of the Windows updater automatically selects the Safari browser […]

Mozilla's CEO has criticised Apple for using its iTunes updater to install the Safari browser on to Windows PCs. Apple's Software Update utility is intended to alert users to new versions of iTunes or other Apple software installed on a user's machine. However, the latest version of the Windows updater automatically selects the Safari browser to be downloaded - whether or not the user already has the browser on their machine. Users would have to untick the box to prevent Apple from installing Safari on their PC.

Mozilla CEO John Lilly claims Apple is abusing users' trust. "What Apple is doing now with its Apple Software Update on Windows is wrong," he writes on his blog. "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."

Source:→ PC Pro

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