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Post Posted August 25th, 2017, 11:52 am

Could someone or you please clarify the "no option to disable" - in other words, if this thread topic is something different than previously posted way to opt out through a user.js file,
which goes into Profile's root folder: [not CHROME]


/* Disable Telemetry */

user_pref("datareporting.healthreport.service.enabled", false);
user_pref("datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled", false);
user_pref("datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled.v2", false);
user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled", false);
user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.enabled", false);
user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.unified", false);
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Post Posted August 25th, 2017, 12:03 pm

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted September 6th, 2017, 12:55 am

Never mind: I just noticed c627627 posted the info already.

EDIT: Although, the settings he/she mentioned can be found in about:config so no need of a user.js

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 12:55 pm

see also here:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Data_Collection


I think they are or getting crazy to collect webactivity-Data like history and interaction. this features would be great for phishing.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 4:03 pm

KPbIM wrote:see also here:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Data_Collection


I think they are or getting crazy to collect webactivity-Data like history and interaction. this features would be great for phishing.



Perhaps you should use a different browser, provided by someone else, that does not spy on you? And perhaps also go to different web sites so you don't leave a trail?

Oh. And don' forget to get another "tin foil hat" to protect your thoughts from being scanned by The Illuminati ?

Can't be too careful. :-)

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 5:15 pm

The Tinsmith wrote:Oh. And don' forget to get another "tin foil hat" to protect your thoughts from being scanned by The Illuminati ?

Can't be too careful. :-)

Says the guy who I notice uses a 'hidden user' status when visiting this very forum, mozillaZine.
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 5:32 pm

Frank Lion wrote:
The Tinsmith wrote:Oh. And don' forget to get another "tin foil hat" to protect your thoughts from being scanned by The Illuminati ?

Can't be too careful. :-)

Says the guy who I notice uses a 'hidden user' status when visiting this very forum, mozillaZine.

dont be fooled frank, it could be a Female , with a " hidden " agenda

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 5:49 pm

The Tinsmith wrote:Oh. And don' forget to get another "tin foil hat" to protect your thoughts from being scanned by ......

Mozilla?
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Roadmap (Priorities)
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Context_Graph
https://medium.com/firefox-context-grap ... 542fe45cf3
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Activity_Stream
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 5:55 pm

Frank Lion wrote:
The Tinsmith wrote:Oh. And don' forget to get another "tin foil hat" to protect your thoughts from being scanned by The Illuminati ?

Can't be too careful. :-)

Says the guy who I notice uses a 'hidden user' status when visiting this very forum, mozillaZine.




Where is / what is called this setting? I don't recall setting that.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 5:57 pm

dont be fooled frank, it could be a Female , with a " hidden " agenda


That is so stupid that it does not deserve a reply. But? Here you go.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 6:08 pm

mightyglydd wrote:
The Tinsmith wrote:Oh. And don' forget to get another "tin foil hat" to protect your thoughts from being scanned by ......

Mozilla?
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Roadmap (Priorities)
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Context_Graph
https://medium.com/firefox-context-grap ... 542fe45cf3



No. The world.

Do you shop in a store? They know, more or less, who you are and what you buy. Buy gas? They know where you are and where you go. And more.

The Internet? They have to know who you are and where you are in order to reply to you and to send you information that you ask for. Think Google. Same as a letter sent to and reply to addresses or a phone call with a call from and a call to number.

Now. If you are really worried about Mozilla disable it. And Google. And your ISP. And?

BTW. Don't do p0rn. They really harvest your information. :-)

Have a great day.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 6:10 pm

Ridiculing foilers really is a very 2005 type thing to do, as the point is they were right and we were wrong.

Now, I grant you, they foil about everything but even a stopped clock is right twice a day and they were right about this one.

Now, I could expand on all this and write a long post on it all, but you guys have now all had 12 years+ to witness any right to any semblance of privacy on the Internet, or indeed in real life, being constantly eroded on a daily basis. So, if you ain't caught on to the reality yet then even one good long post from me sure ain't going to remove your head out of the sand.



The Tinsmith wrote:
Frank Lion wrote:Says the guy who I notice uses a 'hidden user' status when visiting this very forum, mozillaZine.

Where is / what is called this setting? I don't recall setting that.

I know things and I know you are a hidden user when you come here. ;)
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 6:19 pm

The Tinsmith wrote:
Frank Lion wrote:Says the guy who I notice uses a 'hidden user' status when visiting this very forum, mozillaZine.

Where is / what is called this setting? I don't recall setting that.

User Control Panel -> Board Preferences, Hide my online status.
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 6:33 pm

I know things and I know you are a hidden user when you come here.



Good non answer. Thanks. :-)

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 6:37 pm

User Control Panel -> Board Preferences, Hide my online status.



Thanks for the info. I know that I changed it. I hope that it sticks. And I hope that those who can not sleep because of this can rest easily now. :-)


What a bunch of c*ap.

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