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> Copy Link Without Site Tracking
Firefoxchads just can't stop winning!


> So, in a nutshell, the cookie banner blocker is like your automated assistant that takes care of annoying cookie banners by either preemptively telling the website you opt-out or by clicking on your behalf to make them go away. This way, you can spend less time opting out and more time browsing.


Firefox is the best waifu browser.


>open firefox
>like 20 pings to google's servers
>disable pinging home in about:config
>still happens
y-yeah, best browser amirite


Protip: if a site uses a custom right-click menu, holding shift while right-clicking will show the regular Firefox right-click menu.


Use hardened forks, dude.


latest updates have made it impossible to disable this, dude


Use Ublock.


do you actually know what im talking about? ublock isnt going to stop the browser itself from pinging google during startup. i had to edit my hosts file and even that isnt going to work forever


>latest updates have made it impossible to disable this
>hardened forks
Do you understand what I'm talking about? I'm talking about the source code forks like Tor Browser and LibreWolf, they rip shit out the hard way, not just tweak some settings.


>>22837 (me)
Same for GNU IceCat, they actually bother to audit the code before compiling stuff.


I guess that means we will have to switch to Chrome.


and same for iceweasel, which is the same thing as icecat but icecat is based on firefox LTS while iceweasel on rolling version




>>22838 (me)
btw refer to this page to check which browsers are spyware and which aren't (spoiler: most popular browsers are):


im already contemplating ungoogled chromium which doesnt have this problem but i think the chromium browser/engine fucking sucks…….

this is severely outdated, things are even worse today


>im already contemplating ungoogled chromium
Google cuts down on functionality to kill off ad blockers, they're trying to control the Internet browser engine market to enforce their will. With Firefox the worst case scenario is we fork it again.


ungoogled chromium is a fork………………………………………………………….


Ungoogled Chromium is based on Blink which development is directly controlled by Google to advance their agenda. I'd prefer using any browser that is not based on Blink.


>>22860 (me)
Not saying you should use Gecko, WebKit is fine too.


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Leftypedia just recommends ungoogled-chromium or unmozilla'd firefox browsers.


There are also QuteBrowser and Falkon tho.


>refer to this page
>Firefox has been integrated with the spyware platform called "Google Analytics"[1]. Firefox has been confirmed to now send analytics to Google. According to a Firefox developer the spyware in Firefox is "extremely useful to us and we have already weighed the cost/benefit of using tracking." and that Firefox will not remove Google Analytics support entirely. Firefox's position on privacy is made very clear with this quote:
<"Wanted to address your position though: We don't give the "data directly to Google". See the discussion here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=858839. The short version is: tl;dr: We now have an option to opt-out of Google doing anything with the data that Google Analytics collections on Mozilla websites. GA tracking is anonymous and at the aggregate level and we use it to improve the experience of our websites. We are collecting aggregate and non-identifiable data in numbers to ensure our development/UX changes are met well. We can respect privacy and still have analytics; in fact Mozilla's aim is for an experience that values user privacy and usability (I'd say Apple also wants UX that fits that mold, as an example). We need some data, anonymized and aggregated, to do this."
>The best takeaway to this is that Mozilla wants to pretend that including spyware in their program is somehow not a breach of privacy, and that Firefox could possibly be respecting user privacy while simultaneously collecting data on users and sending it to Google. It's strongly suggested reading the GitHub thread and the further anti-privacy statements the Mozilla employee makes while defending the spyware features in Firefox. It's very dangerous to assert that there is somehow a middle ground between respecting user privacy and datamining the user.
Chad anti-spyware vs virgin corpo shill


Mozilla has been sucking Google's dick for a long time, they're barely able to stay competitive. A sign that Google spreads its aids not only onto the Internet but also onto its "competitors."


I tried out Luakit for a bit
It's nice if you're a keyboard head


The quote talks about Mozilla's website, not Firefox. How is GA integrated into Firefox?


Isn't Google one of their biggest funders? Lmao. Those fat checks for Mozilla's CEO don't pay themselves.


Google's slave labour.


It isn't
You can block with uBlock Origin or the built-in tracking protection feature
Too much FUD




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