@szbalint

Yeah awesome!

#Firefox send to search engines (#Google by default) each address you type as you type it...

What can go wrong?

🤦‍♂️

@Shamar
Ask instead, what can go right? 🙂

First, don't use Google as your default search engine and it won't talk to them.

Second, if you don't want search suggestions, you can uncheck the appropriate box in Search settings (see attached screenshot).

@szbalint

@leadore @szbalint

This is opt-in #security.

That is: I give you an unsafe computing environment by default, but give you a little of settings to give you a little choice.

Yes, I know these settings.

I even know that I can disable #JavaScript and most of the #Web keep working like a charm (even better in some cases).

And I know that people tunneling into your private network through your browser "is the Web functioning as designed": bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.

I know it.

Most people don't.

@Shamar @szbalint

You raised a useful point by telling people about the communication with Google, in case it wasn't already obvious by seeing the search results appear, and in case someone would be concerned about that.

But instead of telling people how to be in control and change that behavior if they want to, you only groused and made a sarcastic comment as if FF was a piece of crap they should throw out altogether (then what would they do? Use Chrome?).

@leadore @szbalint

> the communication with
> Google in case it wasn't
> already obvious

Do you really think it is obvious to non-techie?

> telling people how to be
> in control and change
> that behavior if they
> want to

Do you think non-techies have the understanding required to take an informed decision?

> sarcastic comment as if
> FF was a piece of crap
> they should throw out
> altogether

Crap or not, they should throw it out: it belongs to #Google.

> Use Chrome?

Use #NetSurf. 😉

@thurloat you can specify tags when you bookmark a page

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