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… (閱讀更多)

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?

matthew34 於 2 週前 詢問

philipp 最近回覆 於 36 分鐘前

ebay fails to load correctly

hi. recently I have found that I can't load ebay correctly on Firefox, it loads fine on Edge. Other websites appear OK. I don't know how to describe the appearance - ther… (閱讀更多)

hi. recently I have found that I can't load ebay correctly on Firefox, it loads fine on Edge. Other websites appear OK. I don't know how to describe the appearance - there are no images, only various numbered headings, and highlighted links.( I have taken a screenshot, but don't know how to save it in a format that can be loaded on to this page!). It has only been a problem for a few days. What to do??

knmcbride 於 7 小時前 詢問

TyDraniu 最近回覆 於 58 分鐘前

Unable to scroll on THE GUARDIAN website.

For the last couple of months, I have been unable to scroll down on THE GUARDIAN website. I have contacted them and tried a number of the things they suggested to no avai… (閱讀更多)

For the last couple of months, I have been unable to scroll down on THE GUARDIAN website. I have contacted them and tried a number of the things they suggested to no avail. It was suggested the browser may be the problem. I do not have this problem with any other website. Use Windows 10

I use a number of options/tools/add-ons from Mozilla/Firefox (79.0): Ghostery, AdBlockPlus, PrivacyBadger, NoScript, Forget, and FlashBlocker.

Any idea on how to solve this problem would be very greatly appreciated. Anybody else have this or similar problem?

Thanks.

changtsaibob 於 4 小時前 詢問

FredMcD 最近回覆 於 2 小時前

Petition to rename "refresh firefox" into something that sounds more destructive like the operation is

I clicked on refresh and all my addons and logins are gone. refresh does not sound like a destructive operation im about to activate the profile again through the backup … (閱讀更多)

I clicked on refresh and all my addons and logins are gone.

refresh does not sound like a destructive operation

im about to activate the profile again through the backup so its ok for me but you should consider for average people to rename it

photosynthese 於 2 小時前 詢問

FredMcD 最近回覆 於 2 小時前

Thumbnails not showing up (ex: Grailed & YouTube)

Thumbnails of videos and Images of clothing listings aren't showing up. YouTube: http://prntscr.com/tyqjv7 Grailed: http://prntscr.com/tyqk9p … (閱讀更多)

Thumbnails of videos and Images of clothing listings aren't showing up. YouTube: http://prntscr.com/tyqjv7 Grailed: http://prntscr.com/tyqk9p

chinaeatsrice 於 14 小時前 詢問

FredMcD 最近回覆 於 2 小時前

Version 79 & add-ons

Add-ons in version 79 are not holding their settings. No script, foxclocks in particular. Every time I log out & log back in later I have to reset everything. I do… (閱讀更多)

Add-ons in version 79 are not holding their settings.

No script, foxclocks in particular.

Every time I log out & log back in later I have to reset everything.

I don't have time to be resetting the add-ons all the time.

I was using Sync thinking it would be easier but I found it to screw things up worse so I logged out of FF acct..

Is anyone else having issues with add-ons holding their settings in ver. 79.0?

Raffie 於 3 小時前 詢問

jscher2000 最近回覆 於 3 小時前

Cannot Search using Google Search Box in Private Windows only

Hello, I want to be able to search directly from Google, Bing, etc. when I am in a private window. Computer will search from the address bar only when initially bringing… (閱讀更多)

Hello, I want to be able to search directly from Google, Bing, etc. when I am in a private window. Computer will search from the address bar only when initially bringing up a private window. I type in Google.com, Bing.com, etc. in the address bar & I then can search from their search box.

hgw53t 於 2 天前 詢問

Standard8 最近回覆 於 4 小時前

Addons gehen nicht zu installieren !!.. (Angeblich hätte ich kein Firefox79 installiert) / Addons do not go to install !!.. (Supposedly I had not installed Firefox79)

.. Ich habe die aktuelle Firefox 79 Version, wollte mir ein Addon installieren, da kommt die Meldung " für Firefox, downloaden sie Firefox"... Dies machte Ich mit dem ged… (閱讀更多)

.. Ich habe die aktuelle Firefox 79 Version, wollte mir ein Addon installieren, da kommt die Meldung " für Firefox, downloaden sie Firefox"...

Dies machte Ich mit dem gedanken , das evtl. ein Miniupdate sein könnte, ich installierte die gedownloadete Version Firefox 79. Aber wieder kann ich keine Addons installieren, als hätte ich kein Firefox...??? Bitte um Hilfe, Danke


.. I have the current Firefox 79 version, wanted to install an addon, there comes the message " for Firefox, download Firefox"...

I did this with the thought that it might be a mini update, I installed the downloaded version Firefox 79. But again, I can't install any addons as if I didn't have Firefox...??? Please help me, thanks

marceloBenne 於 6 小時前 詢問

philipp 最近回覆 於 4 小時前

Using DuckDuckGo search engine

I have had to change the Search Engine back multiple multiple times after changing to DuckDuckGo and removing the others! Why does the system Windows 10, if that is the c… (閱讀更多)

I have had to change the Search Engine back multiple multiple times after changing to DuckDuckGo and removing the others!

Why does the system Windows 10, if that is the culprit continue to change it away from DDGo? I removed the Microsoft Edge File from my Computer. It used to be the one that replaced it!

Help

Ken's Desktop 於 5 天前 詢問

Standard8 最近回覆 於 4 小時前

Yahoo search is overriding my setting for Google search - how to stop this?

Not sure when this started or why it is happening. I have double checked that my settings have Google search set as my default search engine. Instead, Yahoo Search keeps … (閱讀更多)

Not sure when this started or why it is happening. I have double checked that my settings have Google search set as my default search engine. Instead, Yahoo Search keeps popping up.

How can I stop this?

Thank you!

-K

kwien.q101 於 1 週前 詢問

Standard8 最近回覆 於 4 小時前

Firefox crash/froze whenever uploading items

Every time when I upload a file to a website, as soon as i click Browse to find the file, Firefox crashes/froze on OS X. When I use Chrome to do the same thing works fine… (閱讀更多)

Every time when I upload a file to a website, as soon as i click Browse to find the file, Firefox crashes/froze on OS X. When I use Chrome to do the same thing works fine. Have entered "about:crashes" on Firefox address bar, have several unreported IDs. Unable to submit the IDs, shown failed when clicked.

xveipheng 於 10 小時前 詢問

FredMcD 最近回覆 於 5 小時前

Default search engine keeps changing to Yandex withouth my consent after firefox updated

Mozilla has an agreement with Yandex in my region. I understand the need for a sponsor, but I am very unhappy with my preferred search engine being changed to Yandex afte… (閱讀更多)

Mozilla has an agreement with Yandex in my region. I understand the need for a sponsor, but I am very unhappy with my preferred search engine being changed to Yandex after each Firefox update without my consent or knowledge.

baris.malcioglu 於 1 天前 詢問

FredMcD 最近回覆 於 6 小時前

facebook container

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for i… (閱讀更多)

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for it if someone was making sure to exclusively open facebook.com in its own profile. Say you set up a profile(from about:profiles) namely "BIg Brothers" for notorious trackers like google, facebook , twitter etc so they can perpetually track each other with simple rules to observe like : - Never open an external(shared) link - Never access any other website through that profile.

Is there a particular feature the add-on is bringing up that the native interface is missing ? The other reason is add-ons are great but they tend to bloat the system impeding the browsing experience. I am the kind of guy who opens 7 concurrent tabs each running heavy js code so the lighter the better.

Thank you in advance,

Dom

domignon 於 5 個月前 詢問

maie.polin 最近回覆 於 7 小時前

How or where I can see if I already have Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0?

Dear all, how can I tell whether my version of Firefox already has received the shipment of Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0? Is there any notation somewhere? (I searched… (閱讀更多)

Dear all,

how can I tell whether my version of Firefox already has received the shipment of Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0? Is there any notation somewhere? (I searched for it, but did not find anything, neither in the ETP settings or in the Protections Dashboard, nor in about:config.)

Please advice how to find out. Thank you!

Patrick Weiden 於 11 小時前 詢問

Enigma 最近回覆 於 9 小時前