Comments on 2017-11-14 Firefox 57

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 ( 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

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