borderline OT fireox question

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Thu Jul 14 20:31:35 UTC 2016

On Thu, July 14, 2016 3:09 pm, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:41:45 -0500, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
>>Google and Mozilla are competitors (and therefore Google won't be
>>getting anything from Firefox)
> Type   about:config   into Firefox's address bar, then after ignoring
> the warning, in the search bar type   google  . How do you think works
> safe browsing and what do you think are the URLs good for? What is the
> geo location URL good for? Firefox shares high amounts of data with
> Google.

Or use web browser that doesn't share anything with google. Midori does
not (though I didn't fully switched to it, it doesn't fully fill the
bill). Use tor project's browser (which is based on the Firefox's code,
alas, still). When you go to tor project, read their suggestions about
accessing web habits etc. They are extremely instructive. Do not use the
same browser to go places that definitely collect information - dedicate
some ("junk") browser to be used for this purpose. Google chrome can be it
(they definitely do collect information, and you don't care to use it for
places that collect information too). Many places do use "external"
services for their statistics. Google-analytics is most often used one. (I
personally hate site owners who make my browser talk to any places outside
of their domain...). What you can do about these (because you _will_ hit
such websites, and there is no way to know which one is and which is not
using google analytics). Search for IP ranges involved and add routes for
them to point to your localhost IP. (The last simultaneously will make
websites of bastards using goggle analytics respond faster). And the list
goes on. But many good things can be learned from a presentation I
mentioned already in this thread (apologies again for presenter using
non-colloquial language a lot).


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list