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Why is firefox always connecting to amazon services ?

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I start firefox without any open tab, all extensions deactivated.

I can see that it automatically connects to compute.amazonaws.com and cloudfront.net. This is a gross privacy leak !!! Isn't Firefox supposed to be on top of privacy issues ? Is it expected ? Can it be removed ?

I know mozilla's website relies on amazon services (and this is a deep flaw in mozilla's privacy commitment), but there is no reason for Firefox to use it.

I start firefox without any open tab, all extensions deactivated. I can see that it automatically connects to compute.amazonaws.com and cloudfront.net. This is a gross privacy leak !!! Isn't Firefox supposed to be on top of privacy issues ? Is it expected ? Can it be removed ? I know mozilla's website relies on amazon services (and this is a deep flaw in mozilla's privacy commitment), but there is no reason for Firefox to use it.
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@ Fffred :

Please ignore the post from the so-called "Firefox Expert" - it's a scam.

@ Fffred : Please ignore the post from the so-called "Firefox Expert" - it's a scam.
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Hi Fffred, to manage the connections Firefox makes at startup and during operation, please review the steps in the following support article: How to stop Firefox from making automatic connections.

Hi Fffred, to manage the connections Firefox makes at startup and during operation, please review the steps in the following support article: [[How to stop Firefox from making automatic connections]].
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@jscher2000 does this mean Firefox, by default, connects to Amazon? What's the point having such advanced anti tracking features if it does provide information to trackers anyways? This is not advertised on Mozilla's website. Instead there is a lot about privacy blabla, which looks increasingly fishy these days

@jscher2000 does this mean Firefox, by default, connects to Amazon? What's the point having such advanced anti tracking features if it does provide information to trackers anyways? This is not advertised on Mozilla's website. Instead there is a lot about privacy blabla, which looks increasingly fishy these days
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Amazon, Google, and Microsoft provide cloud services for a lot of companies. The data related to Mozilla's little bit of the cloud (rented servers) and the data used by the Amazon e-commerce platform are -- to the best of my knowledge -- not connected. They are not connected in Firefox because data is stored under the host name, so the cookies and local storage data/identifiers are completely separate.

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft provide cloud services for a lot of companies. The data related to Mozilla's little bit of the cloud (rented servers) and the data used by the Amazon e-commerce platform are -- to the best of my knowledge -- not connected. They are not connected in Firefox because data is stored under the host name, so the cookies and local storage data/identifiers are completely separate.
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