CNET reports that Mozilla has had to reconfigure the german based version of it's Firefox web browser. The developmental backtrack stems from customer privacy concerns regarding a URL found in the browsers eBay search plug-in.
"Mozilla, an open-source group that oversees the development and marketing of the Firefox Web browser and other software, on Monday said it changed an eBay search plug-in that had originally directed queries through a Web address, or URL, owned by a third-party Swiss search company.
The Mozilla Foundation allowed this URL to be implemented not realizing the privacy implications," the foundation said in a statement. "This was an error on our part. When this was brought to our attention, action was immediately taken."
Mozilla says automatic updates to resolve the plug-in "problem" are currently underway.