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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

On 07/15/2015 at 08:18 AM, Bas Wijnen wrote:

> As Jakub was saying: just starting it up without even visiting a site
> yet will do a POST and a *few dozen* GET requests.  Shouldn't it be
> waiting with its checks until it actually knows what to check?  What
> is it sending them at browser startup?
> So I wanted to make it stop; I can live without the safe browsing
> feature.  I couldn't find it anywhere in the regular preferences.  In
> about:config I searched for it and there is an "enabled" flag, which
> I turned off, but that didn't actually stop the traffic (is that a
> bug, or does it disable something in a different way?)

I've seen this (or something similar) discussed on Mozilla lists
semi-recently. I believe there was a bug opened about it, but I don't
recall the bug number or what the outcome (if any yet) may have been.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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