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How can I disable unsolicited Firefox web requests (e.g. "detectportal.firefox.com", "getpocket.cdn.mozilla.net", "snippets.cdn.mozilla.net")?

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The detectportal one is related to the network.captive-portal-service.enabled preference, which some networks use. You should be able to disable it by setting that preference to false.

The search one provides updates for the search engines in Firefox based on the locale that you are using in Firefox.

The firefox.settings one, I believe is used for Firefox sync.

The snippets ones comes from the homepage item conveniently called "Snippets". It just displays messages and information from Mozilla. The visibility of the item can be set in the Firefox settings Home section.

The getpocket one comes from the homepage item called "Pocket". You should be able to disable it by setting the extensions.pocket.enabled preference to false.

The content-signature one is used for CDN connection and certificate verification. See this page for more info.

The push connection is related to Firefox update checks and the notification push service.

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The request for firefox.settings.services is to check for updates for asrouter.ftl.
I see this request when I open the about:newtab page.

CFR:Contextual Feature Recommender

See also services.settings.server on the about:config page.

Modified by cor-el

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