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  1. Firefox Telemetry Slice & Dice, in Linux (partial) 1/5/2020
  2.  
  3. v.1.1
  4.  
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  6.  
  7. This partial guide is for Linux only, not Windows.
  8.  
  9. This partial guide assumes you have installed from your distro's repos,
  10. in this example for Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid. Your distro may have
  11. different directories, so check first.
  12.  
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  14.  
  15. PLEASE VIEW THIS DOCUMENT IN PASTEBIN'S *RAW* MODE
  16.  
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  18.  
  19. * I have all telemetry options in about:config *disabled and locked* within a custom settings file.
  20.  
  21. * It used to be user.js, but now I use /etc/firefox/syspref.js and add what I need to.
  22.  
  23. * Here are a few lines from my much larger configuration:
  24.  
  25. pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry", false, locked);
  26.  
  27. pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry", false, locked);
  28.  
  29. pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.ping.endpoint", "", locked);
  30.  
  31. pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.structuredIngestion.endpoint", "", locked);
  32.  
  33. pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.structuredIngestion", false, locked);
  34.  
  35. pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.ut.events", false, locked);
  36.  
  37. pref("browser.ping-centre.telemetry", false, locked);
  38.  
  39. pref("browser.urlbar.eventTelemetry.enabled", false, locked);
  40.  
  41. pref("permissions.eventTelemetry.enabled", false, locked);
  42.  
  43. pref("security.certerrors.recordEventTelemetry", false, locked);
  44.  
  45. pref("security.identitypopup.recordEventTelemetry", false, locked);
  46.  
  47. pref("security.protectionspopup.recordEventTelemetry", false, locked);
  48.  
  49. pref("services.sync.telemetry.maxPayloadCount", 0, locked);
  50.  
  51. pref("services.sync.telemetry.submissionInterval", 0, locked);
  52.  
  53. pref("telemetry.origin_telemetry_test_mode.enabled", false, locked);
  54.  
  55. pref("toolkit.datacollection.infoURL", "", locked);
  56.  
  57. pref("toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled", false, locked);
  58.  
  59. pref("toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled", false, locked);
  60.  
  61. pref("toolkit.telemetry.cachedClientID", "00000", locked);
  62.  
  63. pref("toolkit.telemetry.coverage.opt-out", true, locked);
  64.  
  65. pref("toolkit.telemetry.debugSlowSql", false, locked);
  66.  
  67. pref("toolkit.telemetry.ecosystemtelemetry.enabled", false, locked);
  68.  
  69. pref("toolkit.telemetry.enabled", false, locked);
  70.  
  71. pref("toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled", false, locked);
  72.  
  73. pref("toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled", false, locked);
  74.  
  75. pref("toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled", false, locked);
  76.  
  77. pref("toolkit.telemetry.previousBuildID", 00000, locked);
  78.  
  79. pref("toolkit.telemetry.server", "", locked);
  80.  
  81. pref("toolkit.telemetry.server_owner", "", locked);
  82.  
  83. pref("toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled", false, locked);
  84.  
  85. pref("toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabledFirstSession", false, locked);
  86.  
  87. pref("toolkit.telemetry.unified", false, locked);
  88.  
  89. pref("toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled", false, locked);
  90.  
  91. ---------
  92.  
  93. * I have the following directories owned by root (emptied first) with 000 permissions:
  94.  
  95. ~/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports
  96.  
  97. ~/.mozilla/firefox/Pending Pings
  98.  
  99. ~/.mozilla/firefox/blahblah.default-release/crashes
  100.  
  101. ~/.mozilla/firefox/blahblah.default-release/datareporting
  102.  
  103. ~/.mozilla/firefox/blahblah.default-release/minidumps
  104.  
  105. -------
  106.  
  107. * Contents & Directories deleted via BleachBit every time I finish a Firefox session:
  108. ~/.cache/* (which includes the following:)
  109. ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox
  110. ~/.cache/mozilla
  111.  
  112. Within BleachBit, ALL Firefox boxes are selected and cleaned
  113.  
  114. -------
  115.  
  116. * Contents deleted every time I've updated Firefox:
  117.  
  118. /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/*
  119.  
  120. -------
  121.  
  122. * Files deleted every time I've updated Firefox:
  123.  
  124. /usr/lib/firefox/crashreporter
  125.  
  126. /usr/lib/firefox/minidump-analyzer
  127.  
  128. /usr/lib/firefox/pingsender
  129.  
  130. --------
  131.  
  132. Those are a few examples.
  133.  
  134. .:>EOF<:.
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