Firefox Ethics

Firefox gathering personal information without consent. I have used Firefox for many years without an account. Yesterday I gave in and made the mistake of entering my em… (les mer)

Firefox gathering personal information without consent.

I have used Firefox for many years without an account. Yesterday I gave in and made the mistake of entering my email address into Firefox so that I could save pocket articles, as I know of no other way of saving them. That's all I gave, yet within minutes Firefox had captured my private phone number, date of birth, age, name, and details of my windows account.

I was really angry at the presumtion that Firefox felt entitled to do that. If this were acceptable it would mean for every instance of sending an email an organisation or person believes you have given them the right to delve into your personal details, which clearly cannot be right.

Please advise if this is true, does Firefox without consent harvest private information, while claiming to have a core value of being protective and ethical about personal information.

Kyle

Asked by Absorb.Everything.01 11 timer siden

Last reply by James 7 minutter siden

can not access aweb site

i have assurance wireless home page on my desktop and when i try to get it in firefox i get this messageInternal Server Error The server encountered an internal error… (les mer)

i have assurance wireless home page on my desktop and when i try to get it in firefox i get this messageInternal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@localhost to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache/2.4.25 (Debian) Server at myaccount.assurancewireless.com Port 443 works in edge and Chrome and ie/able all adons cleared cookies done everything i can even called assurance and they were able to access it not sure why i got it in edge and ie'

Asked by Mary 13 minutter siden

Secure connection Failed no option to bypass security

My local library website has been flagged as a "secure connection failed". I found the information you provide that this error message has no exception to by pass. Acco… (les mer)

My local library website has been flagged as a "secure connection failed". I found the information you provide that this error message has no exception to by pass. According to addition information that has been dug into states that prior to today I have visited the website 284 times. Of those 284 times or more I have not had any problem. Although I appreciate your helping me stay secure, I DO NOT appreciate you not allowing me to make the choice to allow you to maintain my security against my wishes. What should I do to access a library that I have been accessing for 20+ years?

Asked by ccbsac 9 timer siden

Last reply by ccbsac 17 minutter siden

Creating eBay listings using Firefox

I use Firefox to access eBay, where I sell items through listings that I create. These listings are all illustrated with photos. Within the past two days, my ability to r… (les mer)

I use Firefox to access eBay, where I sell items through listings that I create. These listings are all illustrated with photos. Within the past two days, my ability to review my eBay listings, and specifically the photos I have included with them, has disappeared. I can see thumbnail copies of the photos but I can't expand the photos to full size. I click on the photos but nothing happens. Fortunately, I have been able to move over to Safari and while it doesn't have everything that Firefox does, it does work for creating and reviewing eBay listings.

Asked by tmrail 20 minutter siden

auto fast scrolling randomly

no ryme or reason that i have found. not a continuous issue, works normal 3 hours, next minute boom takes off immediately to bottom, if i reverse direction action will st… (les mer)

no ryme or reason that i have found. not a continuous issue, works normal 3 hours, next minute boom takes off immediately to bottom, if i reverse direction action will stop, then i drag bar back upward where it took off. I have replaced batteries in mouse thinking low voltage, not this issue, on-screen cursor will stop/n start or to me acts like too many other background apps running using all bandwidth or ram = low batt voltage =replace batt problem solved. scrolling issue does seem to happen more often in overnight hours, hard to say definitively, MS is no help, after reading 9 pg. of community scrolling issues mine is diff. no issues of randomly, this has been happening for awhile 2yrs maybe more. its the random part that confuses me, i gone threw all mouse settings on/off n firefox, windows, HP, no fix, no error, very odd, i have changed wireless mouses, i dont think i've tried a corded one, after this i will, just gotta find it. HP laptop; Gear Head MPT3200RED mouse;HDMI cord to 42" Sanyo LED TV; ANKER USB w/4 xtra slots; I never touch laptop lid is closed all time, multiple screen switch on. Its very annoying only one indention roll of wheel, one line selected in win settings, mouse receiver plugged into laptop which is approximately 6 ft. away max. there will be days works perfectly normal, n then this evening started again, probly been week maybe, i'm gonna start keeping track of every factor i can think off date, time, website, tabs active, extension s on/active eg. just now tubi going threw my list which is very long page, 6 dvd picture lines down boom takes off just caught it around line 20 outta 150 lines maybe, heres thot, internet access threw verizon hotspot using tether hi speed cable connected to Galaxy S9, if web page not fully loaded thats when action starts, once it starts doesnt matter then random part kicks in, i can restart cpu, or disconnect S9 for minute , sometimes that helps, but not always. oh. i also use onscreen keyboard to type...suks...this Q has taken over hour to type as i click one letter at a time to spell words, my hand n index finger cramping. any thots you can think of wud be most appreciated , i'll do my best at documenting incidents , thnx vic

Asked by oetkbtytr 1 dag siden

Last reply by Dropa 20 minutter siden

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Connecting to trusted, unsecure device

I have a Netgear Readynas attached storage device. I am unable to connect to this device using Firefox. I encounter : Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION It is not … (les mer)

I have a Netgear Readynas attached storage device. I am unable to connect to this device using Firefox. I encounter : Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION

It is not an dangerous site, it is my network storage device.

Is there a way to configure Firefox to connect to this device? Thanks for any help

Asked by Michael 6 timer siden

Answered by Michael 2 timer siden

browser wont open

My foxfire did an automatic update. then it opened and there was a question box, "do you want to update to the latest version and reopen"... i clicked yes. and now a coup… (les mer)

My foxfire did an automatic update. then it opened and there was a question box, "do you want to update to the latest version and reopen"... i clicked yes. and now a couple hours later its just showing an hour glass time icon is just popping up. Do i just need to wait for it to update? help help THANK YOU

Asked by pmonzo 30 minutter siden

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 23 minutter siden

Missing min/max/close buttons

Hello. I don't know which Firefox release broke this essential feature. The problem started after I enabled Aero in my Windows 7 system. It happens often if I have an ope… (les mer)

Hello. I don't know which Firefox release broke this essential feature. The problem started after I enabled Aero in my Windows 7 system. It happens often if I have an open tab with https://www.o2tv.cz/ which uses some DRM to play TV content.

Asked by pavel.lastovicka 1 dag siden

Last reply by pavel.lastovicka 25 minutter siden

Prinitng Error

Unable to print through firefox. Not even to a pdf file. the printing dialogue box doesnt load itself. Just circling around since lsat two versions. Stuck at a thing...Pl… (les mer)

Unable to print through firefox. Not even to a pdf file. the printing dialogue box doesnt load itself. Just circling around since lsat two versions. Stuck at a thing...Pls fix. Attached screenshot.

Asked by Prerak 14 timer siden

Last reply by Dropa 55 minutter siden

Prohibited characters error

When I go to www.tractorsupply.com, and click on "My Wallet," I get the error, "Prohibited characters error." The My Wallet is an area reserved for special offers that t… (les mer)

When I go to www.tractorsupply.com, and click on "My Wallet," I get the error, "Prohibited characters error." The My Wallet is an area reserved for special offers that the shopper can load to the shopping cart.

Asked by jasper_4_16 6 timer siden

Last reply by jasper_4_16 59 minutter siden

Problem Downloading My MP4 Files

Hello, Why does Firefox convert my mp4 files to 3gpp files when I download them from my personal Flickr account?? Chrome does not - they download perfectly when I downloa… (les mer)

Hello, Why does Firefox convert my mp4 files to 3gpp files when I download them from my personal Flickr account?? Chrome does not - they download perfectly when I download videos from my Flickr account using Chrome - so why can't I download them as mp4 files in Firefox???

Thank you for your assistance in solving this issue

Asked by vjgarden 11 timer siden

Last reply by Dropa 1 time siden

In iOS Firefox crashed due to plugin-container

I followed instruction several time to uninstall and reload fresh and Firefox will not run, except in safe mode. This issue has happened once before and I solved it by re… (les mer)

I followed instruction several time to uninstall and reload fresh and Firefox will not run, except in safe mode. This issue has happened once before and I solved it by reloading it fresh but this time I cannot get it to run.

Asked by smartin322 2 timer siden

Last reply by Dropa 1 time siden

Often unable to get Firefox browser to load on my first attempt

Why does it often take me up to ten attempts to open the Firefox browser, all the while navigating through the same message on each attempt. "Firefox is already running b… (les mer)

Why does it often take me up to ten attempts to open the Firefox browser, all the while navigating through the same message on each attempt. "Firefox is already running but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window." This problem is beyond frustrating.

Asked by garymunday 2 timer siden

Last reply by Dropa 1 time siden

Firefox Bookmarks Every Page I Visit

Firefox (10.0002 64-bit) is bookmarking every single page I visit, making the bookmarking function useless to me. I just noticed this problem recently. Someone posted a … (les mer)

Firefox (10.0002 64-bit) is bookmarking every single page I visit, making the bookmarking function useless to me. I just noticed this problem recently. Someone posted a similar question in 2016:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1077320

He seemed to think the problem was related to an app -- but someone else posted to that question and they did not have any new apps. Nor do I. I haven't knowingly installed any apps to Firefox in the last year.

Can someone please tell me how to stop the bookmarking function from booking pages automatically without my input?

Thanks.

Asked by b98765 1 time siden

Last reply by Dropa 1 time siden

my saved passwords are gone

i opened firefox (v.95) and tried opening up my email and found that all my saved passwords were gone from firefox on my computer. it said i should crate a firefox accoun… (les mer)

i opened firefox (v.95) and tried opening up my email and found that all my saved passwords were gone from firefox on my computer. it said i should crate a firefox account to get my logins back so i did and i still could not access any of my web logins. so i searched the help pages. opened up my profile n made a backup of my key3, key4, n loginjson files, downloaded v.91 firefox esr and copied my key3 file into a new profile.

so i still dont have my web logins ... n now i have an outdated version of firefox with none of my bookmarks either. im sick of troubleshooting n my wifi is almost out for the month.

how do i get my web logins and bookmarks back so i dont have to spend hundreds of hours recreating them?

Asked by redfoxole 5 måneder siden

Last reply by dpt150v 1 time siden

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Where're the Cookies?

I went to sign in to a website today and could not - nothing pertinent would load. I disabled ad blocking and tracking blocking extentions one by one in an attempt to fig… (les mer)

I went to sign in to a website today and could not - nothing pertinent would load. I disabled ad blocking and tracking blocking extentions one by one in an attempt to figure out which of them might be the problem. When that didn't work, I disabled all of them together - still the page would not load. I then went to MS Edge, and the page loaded fine - I have only one ad-blocker extension on MS Edge. That left me to believe that the issue may have been that I am blocking ALL 3rd party cookies in FF. I decided that WAS the problem after returning to FF and removing the checkmarks from Tracking Content, Cryptominers and Fingerprinters.

I called the website to talk to technical support. I wanted to find out what 3rd parties were involved so I could decide if I wanted to turn off the blocking of those cookies while using that website.

I was told the company and it's website are not affiliated with any 3rd parties, and so their website does not attempt to set any 3rd party cookies, the user does not need to allow/accept 3rd party cookies while on their site, and therefore, my blocking of 3rd party cookies would have no affect on whether or not I can access their website. INSTEAD... I was told that the 3rd party cookies are in my browser, a part of my browser, so that my browser, and in this case, specifically Mozilla, can keep track of my movements/activities and taylor advertising and other such crap to me.

Now...I did not think my browser actually cared where online I go unless it's one of those websites that FF will block my progress to, advise of an issue and ask if I really wanna keep on going. I thought a browser was simply the vehicle, like a car, that gets you to the store, and it's the store that has the salepeople trying to get you to buy stuff. If Mozilla is setting [tracking and 3rd party] cookies for Mozilla's benefit, why would users be given the tools to block cookies and trackers and other such invasions? Or are these tools just there to make the user feel like they have control, and in reality those tools/settings mean absolutely nothing?

Am I wrong? Or did the individual I spoke with just not know what the bloody hell they were talking about?? 'Cause if they are right...then I'm VERY disappointed in Mozilla and FF. I've been using FF for MANY years because I had more control than what users of Microsoft browsers (and a few others) have.

WHO is setting the cookies? _____________________________________________ Win10 Home, Vs 21H2 (OS Build 19044, 1645) Mozilla Firefox, 100.0 (64-bit)

Asked by FitAintBrkDntFxIt 1 uke siden

Answered by FredMcD 1 uke siden