[CentOS] FYI: http

Fri Jun 3 17:15:45 UTC 2016
cpolish at surewest.net <cpolish at surewest.net>

On 2016-06-02 15:44, David Nelson wrote:
> On Jun 2, 2016, at 3:39 PM, Always Learning <centos at u68.u22.net> wrote:
> > 
> > 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 ?
> Go to Settings > Search and uncheck “Provide search suggestions”.
> Or alternately just make sure that “Show search suggestions in location bar results” is turned off. (Not sure whether it is on by default...) 

Browse to about:config, filter on "http", see the long list of
sites Firefox needs to contact in order to better serve you. In
some cases I serve the sites locally, for others I replaced the
protocol string with hxxp. Don't need all the excess traffic and
extra eyes on my browsing habits, boring as they may be.

The greatest pain with Firefox came from trying to build from
source. They've got very strange ideas of how complex and
customized a build system needs to be. Apparently they couldn't
figure out autotools and make.