On Thu, 2016-06-02 at 16:25 -0500, Valeri Galtsev wrote: > what you put into location bar, instead of jut going directly to that > location? Helps filling search providers databases, especially if they > fed > you unexpiring cookie. But not all of search engines do that crap, > duckduckgo doesn't as far as I know. Yesterday part of England's wired Internet network broke down circa 03:15 GMT. When I tried, in Firefox, to access local web sites hosted on the server I was working on, Firefox could not find the domains. Instead I got a circular revolving display indicating Firefox was trying to connect to the site. All those local domains had non-internet names (e.g. no .com / tld etc.) and have IP addresses (10.22.22.124) in /etc/hosts When the Internet is working, I never had a problem. So perhaps you are correct, Firefox is sending local domain names and everything typed into Firefox's URL slot to Google for people monitoring purposes ;-) How can one disable this latest privacy abusing tactic ? -- Regards, Paul. England, EU. England's place is in the European Union.