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2013-08-25 Safe Browsing

Today I installed HttpFox, an extension for Firefox which tells me which resources have been requested, what the responses where and so on. I noticed that I got a request for safebrowsing.clients.google.com. Hm. I checked Google Safe Browsing and wondered. I decided to deactivate it. Visit about:config and search for safebrowsing*enabled and set them all to false.

What do you think—overreaction? I didn’t find it on the EFF site. I wonder why.

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The first time I actually saw “google safe browsing”, I thought “what an excellent idea!” – and then I realized that the name is very misleading, and that it actually does the completely opposite thing…

Radomir Dopieralski 2013-08-26 08:23 UTC


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