Turning off Google Safe Browsing Content
Not much of a question, but an answer to others' archived questions. Many are concerned that Google Safe Browsing Cache violates their privacy and releases the public's web activities to one of Google's data-centers. The easiest way to disable this feature (can't be done through the Firefox web browser), is to block these URL domains on your main network router (given that you have a newer, more feature-rich router such as the latest D-link product line):
Now, Google may only track your activities while your logged in with your Google account--when it is relevent--rather than all of the time without your control. Thank you.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/30.0.1599.101 Safari/537.36
Firefox for Windows; Firefox for Mac; all versions.
I think there are some misconceptions about this feature.
Firefox doesn't send every web request to Google, but instead consults a database of bad sites that you download from Google at regular intervals. You would only send a request to Google if you request a page on a bad site.
Google's agreement with Mozilla is that this data isn't supposed to be correlated with your other Google activity.
- Support articles:
- How does built-in Phishing and Malware Protection work?
- Security and passwords settings (you can turn the SafeBrowsing features on and off using these two checkboxes)
- Google privacy: Google Safe Browsing Service in Mozilla Firefox Version 3 - Safe Browsing API — Google Developers
Modified by jscher2000