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Stop Firefox from sending keystrokes to Mozilla:

* Menu > Settings > Privacy & Security
* Scroll down to “Address Bar - Firefox Suggest”
* Disable “Contextual suggestions”
* Disable “Include occasional sponsored suggestions”

Or switch to LibreWolf: librewolf-community.gitlab.io

@don_atoms I would probably go for the latter, considering the privacy violations of the past that you'll have to deal with individually, too, and the violations to come.

@don_atoms
They really are like weeds or mosquitoes, aren't they?

We've written about this under #)Mozilla.

Maybe their needs to be a special hashtag dedicated to the infestation, how about #Mosquilla.

@don_atoms
We've written about other things similar to this, rather. Not this exact thing.

Thanks for sharing!

@don_atoms Can i somehow integrate this setting in a central firefox user.js settings file? Which settings need to be added there?

@don_atoms Err sorry. It's the central mozilla.cfg settings file i use (but it's basically the same as the user.js used to be).

@lefarfadet I'm a firm FF supporter, hence my disappointment:

1. True, FF Suggest has only been enabled by default for the US. So far without additional telemetry being shared

2. But there's plans to have users opt in to FF Suggest & agree to share more data with Mozilla (search terms, location, ...)

3. Arguably, that's not an issue in itself, FF has a right to do business. But Mozilla's lack of transparency is alarming. Such changes have implications. Communication must improve

@don_atoms
Thanks for your answer. I also regret that mozilla is selling its ass off. I guess this is not coming from the foundation, but rather from the mozilla company behind the foundation.

So.... tor browser is the only non privacy invading browser left ?

@don_atoms thanks for this, I have wanted an actually-private browser. A project keeping up with Mozilla and stripping the tracking seems like a good approach

@don_atoms I have two month using librewolf, it's really nice

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