[SATLUG] Browser secretly connecting to Google

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Mon Dec 28 17:40:25 CST 2009


I use Iceweasel. I looked for options to disable it. (To see if I 
could.) It's not in the menus; however it can be disabled under 
about:config by change browser.safebrowsing.enabled;true. I notice 
others have been more perturbed than I and filed a bug report.




> You opted in when you enabled the safebrowsing feature in your browser
> :) It downloads lists of phishing sites the same way antivirus updates
> virus signatures.
> 
> -Henry



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