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Turning off Google Safe Browsing Content

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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):

safebrowsing.clients.google.com safebrowsing-cache.google.com sb-ssl.google.com sb.google.com

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.

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): safebrowsing.clients.google.com safebrowsing-cache.google.com sb-ssl.google.com sb.google.com 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.

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jscher2000
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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.

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: [https://developers.google.com/safe-browsing/firefox3_privacy Google Safe Browsing Service in Mozilla Firefox Version 3 - Safe Browsing API — Google Developers]

Modified by jscher2000