2017-11-14 Firefox 57

New browser today!

For the office, I needed to import our own root certificate in Tools → Options → Privacy & Security → View Certificates → Import... and then in about:config I needed to set these:

network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris = ...
network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris = ...
network.auth.private-browsing-sso = true  

I don’t like how Firefox screenshots are uploaded to the cloud, so I’m disabling them:

extensions.screenshots.disabled = false

I’ve also made too many changes to mention based on Firefox (about:config) privacy modifications by Aaron Horler.

The extensions I have installed:

Anything else I need?

Well, actually I’m still using Firefox 56. Why is it launch day and I’m not getting it? In what timezone is Firefox being released? 😿

Apparently, 15:00 local time.

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Reading Locking Down Firefox. I like the Random User Agent extension provided. Enabling privacy.firstparty.isolate prevented me from editing a page on this wiki, sadly.

Decentraleyes looks cool. “Protects you against tracking through “free”, centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.”

– Alex 2017-11-14 11:12 UTC


One thing I am noticing is that my Mastodon experience is very nice and my Google+ experience is deteriorating: scrolling to the bottom just now didn’t load more messages, profile pictures of commentators aren’t loading. I guess my setup is too locked down?

– Alex 2017-11-16 10:34 UTC


Today on a Facebook page I run somebody asked a question and I tried to reply as the page owner but my reply just disappeared. I tried a few variations, from Firefox, from Chrome, with and without uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, toggling privacy.firstparty.isolate preference – finally switched to the mobile website (m.facebook.com) and found I had posted about twelve replies. Like a spammer! 😳

– Alex 2017-12-17 13:45 UTC


On the new laptop using PureOS and Purebrowser, which appears to be some sort of GNU IceCat, I installed HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, and uMatrix.

– Alex 2017-12-23 16:05 UTC


I decided that my system had become too cumbersome to use because I needed to login in to Google every time I wanted to read my mail. Hah. That’s what I get for ramping it up.

So, about:config cleaned up, and reinstalled the add-ons:

– Alex 2018-01-04 06:51 UTC


Another add on to look into, even though indoor do many code reviews: Blind Reviews.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-04-05 08:35 UTC


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