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A while ago I asked a question about data collection (telemetry). It was referenced to what chrome was doing, but what I found disturbed me. When you turn off telemetry, … (read more)

A while ago I asked a question about data collection (telemetry). It was referenced to what chrome was doing, but what I found disturbed me. When you turn off telemetry, Firefox still collects this data and archives it. The answer was to alter a preference to fix it.

Well now I have done that thanks to contributors cor-el & RobertJ.

So now my expectation is that Firefox does not collect Telemetry data at all. It does not send it to Firefox. It does not store or archive it locally.

Good.

I got a popup with recommendations for extensions features. There is an option to turn both off.

But how does it know what recommendations to make and how often? Well you see Firefox collects data about this. Where I have been and the sorts of data my browser has encountered.

I have specifically told Firefox not to collect Telemetry data. I had to tell Firefox not to archive it.

I have now told Firefox not to make recommendations.

SO.....

HOW DO I STOP FIREFOX COLLECTING THIS DATA IN THE FIRST PLACE?

I shouldn't have to. Shouldn't Firefox stop collecting data either remotely or locally if I turned off these recommendations?

I love Firefox but this sort of back door, sneaking is starting to turn me off.

I expect it from Google or Microsoft, given their absolute lack of integrity, not from Firefox.

Asked by bernie4 55 minutes ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 39 minutes ago

How Do I turn off Firefox Save-Password Question

Although Ask to save logins and passwords for websites is unchecked, I am asked if I want them saved at every site that requires a password. How can I change this? Windo… (read more)

Although Ask to save logins and passwords for websites is unchecked, I am asked if I want them saved at every site that requires a password. How can I change this? Windows 10, on MSI laptop.

Asked by mypho5599 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Show/Hide Remore content button

I accidentally clicked the x to remove the Show/Hide remote content button and cannot find the setting to get it back. How do I do this? Firefox for windows, Ver 79.0, 64… (read more)

I accidentally clicked the x to remove the Show/Hide remote content button and cannot find the setting to get it back. How do I do this?

Firefox for windows, Ver 79.0, 64 bit

Asked by artcorey 6 hours ago

Last reply by la3amon 2 hours ago

Cannot load local .html file

running windows 10 FF version 79 Trying to open a local file that I use as a home page I can open it in chrome, explorer, pale moon Says access is denied … (read more)

running windows 10 FF version 79

Trying to open a local file that I use as a home page I can open it in chrome, explorer, pale moon

Says access is denied

Asked by bamache93 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 hours ago

Cannot whitelist http version of site from tracking protection

Hello. I am a developer and I'm trying to whitelist a website I'm currently working on from tracking protection in order to prevent blocking of xhr requests. The problem … (read more)

Hello. I am a developer and I'm trying to whitelist a website I'm currently working on from tracking protection in order to prevent blocking of xhr requests. The problem is that, although I have specifically disabled tracking protection for the domain, the resources are still blocked after refreshing tabs. Looking at the exceptions list I can see that it features https://client.enterprise but the intended domain is http, without any encryption. Could that cause the issue?

Asked by Liviu Gelea 14 hours ago

I can't open a website I usually can in firefox

I tried opening my outlook email which was supposed to redirected me to my school outlook site. Usually It worked when I do that but for some reason now it doesn't work. … (read more)

I tried opening my outlook email which was supposed to redirected me to my school outlook site. Usually It worked when I do that but for some reason now it doesn't work. I tried opening it in my other browsers and it works. Only Firefox couldn't open it.

I found this site https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1028755 and i tried to do the steps on how to fix it, but it still didn't work. I still couldn't go in the site. Is there any way for me to be able to access it again? what should I do?

Asked by resya171 1 day ago

Last reply by la3amon 23 hours ago

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 2 weeks ago

Last reply by matthew34 2 days ago

How do I change the security settings back to standad from strict.

Hello, How do I change my security back to Standard from Strict. I recently changed it to Strict because I thought there were too many cookies and Ads when browsing. … (read more)

Hello,

  How do I change my security back to Standard from Strict.  I recently changed it to Strict because I thought there were too many cookies and Ads when browsing.   Now when I got to my websites like Banking and Medical they have to text me a code first to complete the login.

I can't remember what I did or where I was just know it's a pain and need to go back to before.

Thanks, Roni

Asked by roonie7 1 day ago

Last reply by la3amon 1 day ago

The "remember passwords" feature keeps getting turned off.

I am not sure what is happening but across my devices I sync Firefox on my saved password settings keep getting tuned off. I pretty much have to turn them on every time I… (read more)

I am not sure what is happening but across my devices I sync Firefox on my saved password settings keep getting tuned off. I pretty much have to turn them on every time I start Firefox and it is quite annoying. I have searched this forum some and found solutions that relate to trend micro password manager but I don't have that installed. I am running the latest version of Firefox on mac.

Asked by itsmattb 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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Insecure connection blocks part of a site but without an option to allow exception

I think this site is relatively safe. It hosts replays of company earnings conference calls with analysts. http://public.viavid.com/player/index.php?id=140568 The page lo… (read more)

I think this site is relatively safe. It hosts replays of company earnings conference calls with analysts.

http://public.viavid.com/player/index.php?id=140568

The page loads. Some form fields can be filled in, but not the one for email. The insecure connection icon appears.

Is the connection is insecure, why does the page load even partially?

Or is this page an example of mixed content blocking (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/mixed-content-blocking-firefox)? If so, why is there is no option to bypass the blocked connection?

Or is something else happening here?

Many thanks

Asked by Tom 4 days ago

Answered by Tom 1 day ago

Can I open gmail links in a different container?

I use a separate container for gmail, so google can't connect my gmail usage to google analytics showing up in other pages. But when I open a link from gmail, I would li… (read more)

I use a separate container for gmail, so google can't connect my gmail usage to google analytics showing up in other pages. But when I open a link from gmail, I would like it to go to a separate container, either one container per site, or just one big container for all links opened from gmail. For example, someone sends me a link to a nytimes.com article and when I click on it, I want to not have to type in my nytimes login again but I also want it to be separate from my gmail login. This seems not to be possible in vanilla firefox (am I wrong?) but is there an extension that allows this behavior? If my entire question is based on a naive idea of privacy, I'm open to hearing that too. :) Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by harrow1 2 days ago

I have firefox for win10 and I'm trying to log into sevices for Desjardins, but it gives me a notice, that my password is wrong and disabled.

I have firefox for win10 and I'm trying to log into sevices for Desjardins, but it gives me a notice, that my password is wrong and disabled. It's not. How to get firef… (read more)

I have firefox for win10 and I'm trying to log into sevices for Desjardins, but it gives me a notice, that my password is wrong and disabled. It's not. How to get firefox to accept it? any help would be greatly appreciated,

thank you,

Kasba

Asked by kasba 2 days ago

Last reply by Patrick Weiden 2 days ago