Originally Posted by cwizardone
You are saying Mozilla/Firefox routes everything a user does through Google without their permission or knowledge? Just where does one "turn this off" if possible? I don't see an option for such a function.
Not exactly, safebrowsing does send identifying information about you, your browsing habits and your system to google however. So if you tried to access some site and safebrowsing blocked it, it would certainly log the info on google's servers... (This is why tor browser has it disabled by default).
In fact for safebrowsing to work, it has to check the url of every site you visit against their database... this involves transmitting information and it's safe to assume that this information is logged every time. So yes it's just tracking wrapped up in a "secure/safe browsing" package to make it easier to swallow.
Mozilla don't get their google $$$'s for nothing...
:config" in the address bar, accept the "disclaimer". Then change