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Serious New Privacy Issue

I recently got seriously worried when I became aware about the new AI firewalls these days, which monitors or inspect SSL encrypted packets, before the packets reach to t… (read more)

I recently got seriously worried when I became aware about the new AI firewalls these days, which monitors or inspect SSL encrypted packets, before the packets reach to the main website. These new AI firewall systems are installed in some countries by their governments to suppress free speech, or just spy on its people. These firewalls, as you may already know, uses DPI-SSL system, which decrypts packets traveling from user to the main website. To decrypt the HTTPS packets, these firewalls uses its own self signed CA certificates. So I am asking the firefox developers, that why you guys allow this privacy issue? Does the packets sent from a firefoxe browser to other websites are also decrypted, by these firewalls? If yes, then why you guys allow this? Firefox must ONLY allow a specific CA certificate made for firefox browser only. Firefox browser must never let other third party softwares, or any software, to decrypt its encrypted packets. This is a serious privacy issue. With these firewalls, they can see what users write in chats, or posts, they can see witch content we are watching on a website, they can see who we follow on social media platforms, they can see which content or posts we like and etc. Even passwords are not safe anymore, which e use for any website of platform. When passwords are not safe, so does our accounts of various websites. This is a serious privacy breach.

These firewalls is a weapon for those countries which want to suppress free speech or suppress opposition sides in a government or spy on its own people.

Please let me know if I am mistaken or my concerns are genuine.

Asked by Ivonik Zoraf 1 day ago

Last reply by Ivonik Zoraf 1 day ago

Firefox makes windows blueScreen

Hi. i ran into a broken problem. sometimes when i bootup my pc and start the firefox, My windows crashes immediately. what shuld i do and how i can send the firefox log f… (read more)

Hi. i ran into a broken problem. sometimes when i bootup my pc and start the firefox, My windows crashes immediately. what shuld i do and how i can send the firefox log files to mozilla team?

Asked by master.alive 1 week ago

Last reply by master.alive 6 days ago

I cannot insert an IMAP or POP email into outlook

I want to insert my new IMAP or Pop email box into Outlook. I was already told that this email box@ sophie.johnson@proofreadereditorwriter already exists. I could not get… (read more)

I want to insert my new IMAP or Pop email box into Outlook. I was already told that this email box@ sophie.johnson@proofreadereditorwriter already exists. I could not get it to show. So I deleted it, and I want to start afresh to install it.

Asked by Sophie Johnson 2 days ago

Last reply by Sophie Johnson 2 days ago

Substack reloading every few seconds

Hello, Today I was writing a draft post on Substack and the screen refreshed every few seconds. Possibly when Substack was saving changes. Each time it did this, the scre… (read more)

Hello, Today I was writing a draft post on Substack and the screen refreshed every few seconds. Possibly when Substack was saving changes. Each time it did this, the screen would go blank for an instant and refresh, and then I would have to click to place my cursor where it had been.

This is new as of this week. I was not writing on Substack using Firefox last week.

Firefox version 128.0, on Windows 10 Home v 22H2

thanks Chris.

Asked by chrisbhammett 3 days ago

Last reply by chrisbhammett 3 days ago

Videos will not load on FIrefox

I'm having issues with videos loading on ANY webiste, YouTube ect.... This started happening very recently out of the blue. Videos work fine on Edge. Additionally, I cann… (read more)

I'm having issues with videos loading on ANY webiste, YouTube ect.... This started happening very recently out of the blue. Videos work fine on Edge. Additionally, I cannot run Firefox in troubleshooting mode? It crashes. I tried "refreshing" and reinstalling Firefox to no avail. I am using AdAware AV and AVG anti viruses if it matters, I have tired disabling both and loading FIrefox, no changes.

Asked by hainsolo 6 days ago

Last reply by hainsolo 18 hours ago

Erroneous auto-session restore if Firefox is launched with a private window first, and then a normal window is opened second.

I have set Firefox to not automatically restore the previous session on launch. That is, "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked in the Startupsettings. Most of th… (read more)

I have set Firefox to not automatically restore the previous session on launch. That is, "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked in the Startupsettings.

Most of the time it does not do so, however the previous session will get erroneously auto-restored in the folowing circumstances.

Open a few tabs in a normal Firefox window. Fully quit Firefox (via, for example, pressing ctrl+shift+Q). Open a private window first. Open a normal window second.

What should happen is that the new normal window contains just a single new tab. What actually happens is that the tabs that were open in the previous session get auto-restored in this normal window.

To sum up, there is no auto-session restore if Firefox is launched with a normal window first. There is auto-session restore if Firefox is launched with a private window first, and then a normal window is opened second.

Is this a known issue, and are there any known fixes to prevent the auto-session restore in the latter case also?

Asked by TechHorse 1 week ago

Last reply by TechHorse 6 days ago

Homepage reset and won't save.

Settings > Home > New Windows and Tabs > Homepage and new windows This setting got reset on me last night. Using 127.0.2. So, I set it to custom, add in a URL,… (read more)

Settings > Home > New Windows and Tabs > Homepage and new windows

This setting got reset on me last night. Using 127.0.2.

So, I set it to custom, add in a URL, close the settings, re-open the settings and see it is set.

I close my non-pinned tabs and then close the browser.

Upon opening the browser, I am greeted with an empty tab and the Setting has reverted to "Blank Page".

Asked by Derek White 1 week ago

Last reply by Derek White 1 day ago

Microphone is recognized and works in other sites, but not for a specific site despite being recognized and permitted

I have been using Firefox to join our web conferencing service (Callbridge) for years exactly the same way, but suddenly audio fails to work presumably since a recent Fir… (read more)

I have been using Firefox to join our web conferencing service (Callbridge) for years exactly the same way, but suddenly audio fails to work presumably since a recent Firefox update. (I'm currently running 127.0.2 (64bit) ) The mic in my headset works great in Firefox on other sites including onlinemictest.com. The mic is recognized by Firefox and permission is provided for the site. When I speak, there is an indication that my voice is heard by Firefox, but it is as if the mic is muted...no sound through Firefox even though the mic is not muted. Again, in another tab on a different site, the mic will work.

If I use Microsoft Edge browser with the same setup for Callbridge, everything works fine.

In Firefox it does indicate I have provided mic permission to the site, and the mic is clearly seen and working, but no sound from FF in the web conferences.

I have tried saving mic permission for the site, as well as removing it from Tools...Settings...Privacy & Security...Permissions...Microphone and permitting Mic use each time the site is launched. Page Info settings are all correct with permission to use the mic and speakers and I have tried enabling autoplay for the site.

I believe any Windows or hardware causes can be eliminated since the same setup works in Edge browser. It seems to be just a Firefox issue that has appeared recently when using the Callbridge site.

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Asked by acpewty 2 days ago

Last reply by acpewty 2 days ago

Firefox ESR crashes when a tab runs multimedia content or when a tab is closed

Hello, Since yesterday, the Firefox web browser crashes systematically. This has happened well over a dozen times. I've tried multiple step-by-step solutions: deactivatin… (read more)

Hello, Since yesterday, the Firefox web browser crashes systematically. This has happened well over a dozen times. I've tried multiple step-by-step solutions: deactivating extensions, troubleshooting mode, repairing firefox, uninstalling and installing Firefox, trying several versions of Firefox (Quantum, ESR, Nightly), downgrading to an earlier version, uninstalling and completely cleaning Mozilla folders on AppData, deactivating graphics/hardware acceleration...

At one point, Firefox was crashing after ten seconds of watching a video on Youtube or another platform. After reinstallation, video playback no longer causes the browser to crash, but closing a tab does.

I am currently using Mozilla ESR 115.12.0. After reinstalling, I lost all the reports I sent. Nevertheless, I was able to reproduce the crash to give you the ID: [https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/repor.../a2d0f5de-d03f-450b-88f8-a8fdc0240705] Another crash report : [https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/repor.../71c602f6-c682-4158-9880-24d6a0240705]

According to the crash table, the reason for the crash is as follows: EXCEPTION_STACK_BUFFER_OVERRUN / FAST_FAIL_GUARD_ICALL_CHECK_FAILURE This reason appears on all crashes.

Thank you.

Asked by Pedro Chiron 1 week ago

Last reply by Pedro Chiron 2 days ago

Large search window

Good afternoon. Tell me how to make sure that when I click on the url bar, a large search window does not open, and all search options are located below the search bar it… (read more)

Good afternoon. Tell me how to make sure that when I click on the url bar, a large search window does not open, and all search options are located below the search bar itself

Asked by art1st 3 days ago

Firefox and ads

After stupidly updatig Firefox, I found it DID NOT save my preferences and former settings. I went through Settings and set everything to what I think I had before, but n… (read more)

After stupidly updatig Firefox, I found it DID NOT save my preferences and former settings. I went through Settings and set everything to what I think I had before, but now every, and I mean EVERY website is displaying ads that were not there before. I am uninstalling Firefox as soon as this page is exited and will be using Edge from now on. At least with MS, I know they are going to do their level best to annoy me. I expected better from Firefox. Bye!

Asked by John Neuenschwander 4 days ago

Timing out problems

For some months now I have been finding that, when I try to log on to the BBC website or the Youtube website using my default browser Firefox I get a timed out message. H… (read more)

For some months now I have been finding that, when I try to log on to the BBC website or the Youtube website using my default browser Firefox I get a timed out message. However, both websites usually open when I try for the second time. This never happened before. For both sites I log on from Windows 10 desktop icons. This defect is now annoying me so much I am inclined to switch to Chrome or Microsoft Edge as default browsers where the problems do not occur. I have tried a number of suggested solutions shown on line but nothing has worked to date. Before I switch default browser I will try further suggested solutions if anyone has any.

Asked by grtate 6 days ago

video

I subscribed to an educational series that includes several kinds of presentation, including MP3, PDF, and video. The videos do not work. Not at all. I was directed to tr… (read more)

I subscribed to an educational series that includes several kinds of presentation, including MP3, PDF, and video. The videos do not work. Not at all. I was directed to try a different browser, which I did: microsoft edge. The videos play using that browser.

I MUCH prefer to use Firefox -- do not like anything microsoft, but here we are, trapped in bill gates' monopoly.

I looked at "settings" but was not able to see anything there I thought would allow these videos to play in firefox. Be advised, I am NOT a computer person, so anything you might suggest, please be very literal, specific and define any acronyms -- do not assume I know anything about this stuff, because I don't -- I do not speak computer.

Again, I MUCH prefer to use firefox so I am hoping you can help me to watch these videos in firefox. The website is Goodness Lover (weird name, I know) it deals with diet, microbiome research etc.

thank you, Rick McBride wopela@earthlink.net

Asked by wopela 4 days ago

Send tabs: allow seldom used device in the list

Hi, I am a big fan of Firefox Sync in general, and of the "send tab to other device" feature in particular. I have Firefox on all my devices (Android phone, iPad, PC, wor… (read more)

Hi, I am a big fan of Firefox Sync in general, and of the "send tab to other device" feature in particular. I have Firefox on all my devices (Android phone, iPad, PC, work laptop and a laptop in a cabin) and while I'm browsing, I do send tabs to other devices a lot, because it's a cool stuff to checkout, but not in the moment, or not in that context: news articles or blog posts discovered on the couch but relevant to work, some items I see in the shop but I want to check dimensions prior to buying, some cool idea to check out while at the cabin, etc. My day-to-day browsing experience relies heavily on that feature.

My issue is that one of the device (laptop in the cabin) is used only randomly, with sometimes weeks between it's turned on again. And after around 2 weeks, that entry disappears from the possible devices I can send the tab too. I do understand where it comes from, as it allows keeping a clean and meaningful list, I can live with that, no worries.

But is there a way to "keep alive" a device beyond these two weeks? At the minimum, something on the mozilla account's device list, like a "confirm still relevant" button next to the "sign out" one.

Thanks Dietmar

Asked by derdide 6 days ago

Unstable screen

https://www.yourclassical.org/episode/2024/07/07/composers-datebook-john-williams. I get daily emails like this from this website that allows me to click a button and li… (read more)

https://www.yourclassical.org/episode/2024/07/07/composers-datebook-john-williams. I get daily emails like this from this website that allows me to click a button and listen to a two-minute feature. Of late, the screen is wobbly and does not allow me to click the button. The website works fine on Chrome and Edge.

Asked by winkelhorst 5 days ago

Pop up download windows.

Certain websites I use such as for cities, files will not show up in pop up download windows. Where as they will if I'm using chrome. I could not find anything in setting… (read more)

Certain websites I use such as for cities, files will not show up in pop up download windows. Where as they will if I'm using chrome. I could not find anything in settings to adjust.

Asked by ron190 3 days ago