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Old 05-31-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
lugoteehalt
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How to stop Firefox from telling Google where you are going


As 'a courtesy' Firefox tells Google the site you paropose to visit, that way Google can check it for safety. We all trust Google implicitly, so there is nothing Orwellian about this.

Apparently the way to stop this is Edit -> Preferences -> Security tab -> then uncheck 'block reported attack sites', 'block reported web forgeries'.

(Apparently Mozilla gets most of its money from Google. Do not know if this is a good question but checking the web sites for us would seem to cost Google money - why would they pay Mozilla to do this if they did not have a sinister, ulterior motive?)

I use things like trafficlight, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../trafficlight/ , wonder if they cause the Google tracking type problem too.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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/* Disable geolocation */
user_pref("geo.enabled", false);

/* Disable Google lookups */
user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.enabled", false);
user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled", false);
user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.remoteLookups", false);


/* Disable network prefetching/search engine suggest */
user_pref("network.prefetch-next", false);
user_pref("browser.search.suggest.enabled", false);

You aren't being paranoid enough.
Security and Privacy on the Internet - LinuxQuestions.org : https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...internet-3080/
 
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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You aren't being paranoid enough.[/url]
I'm also not being intelligent enough. What should I do with the code?
 
Old 05-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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Rather than using about:config, create a file named user.js in your Firefox profile directory.

user.js overwrites pref.js.

User.js file - MozillaZine Knowledge Base - http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js_file
 
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Great thanks. Incidentally, slight typo, it should be not pref.js but prefs.js.

Last edited by lugoteehalt; 06-01-2012 at 11:15 AM.
 
  


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