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>Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/25/21152335/mozilla-firefox-dns-over-https-web-privacy-security-encryption What this means: When you access any website with HTTP(S), everything is encrypted BUT the domain name. So if you go to https://facebook.com/grannyprom, your internet service provider will know you visited facebook.com but not anything that comes after the / because all that is encrypted, so at least you have a decent layer of privacy. But facebook.com itself, the domain name, is never encrypted due to how the technology was set up. Firefox is changing that, and now governments and ISPs will not even be able to tell what website you visited to begin with.


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By the way I thought mozilla/firefox was invaded by SJWs? They seem to be pushing for a lot of extreme privacy lately, the opposite of what you'd expect

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>Mozilla claims that DoH increases the privacy and security of users online, but the technology has faced fierce criticism from lawmakers and security experts who say that it hampers legitimate attempts by enterprise system administrators and lawmakers to block dangerous web content. Dangerous web content = censorship. They certainly are not trying to block the dangerous web content that makes a profile of everything you visit to sell that information to some entity. >Experts also claim the technology doesn’t provide the perfect privacy protection that its proponents claim. Only certain parts of the DNS lookup process are encrypted, and internet service providers will still be able to see which IP addresses their users are connecting to, they warn. Seems it still has a long way to go anyway, but it is a first step. But if the IP is visible then it is kinda useless.

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>>4576 >>4577 >>4578 So you're some FBI shill trying everything you can to throw shade on people enjoying some privacy - from calling it "controversial", to trying to politicize it, to calling it useless. I'm not even going to call it a nice try - that was just a try. 2/5 stars.

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>uses firefox >cares about privacy Firefox is lying when they claim the protection of the user's privacy is important to them. Use Pale Moon or GNU Icecat. Firefox is botnet, it makes unsolicited calls by default. Ensuring your own privacy requires plenty of labour, and even then it's not a complete solution.

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>>4591 I have tested it on my Linux distro and got no calls sent from firefox nor anything else. Do you have any proof or explanation as to when/where firefox is making unsolicited calls?

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>>4592 >https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections >Some people are concerned about the connections Firefox makes to the Internet, especially when those connections are made for no apparent reason

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>>4594 How is this not something that either you can turn off in settings or a problem that every browser would face?