LibreWolf - PrivacyLockedLoop - w/some modifications

Firefox is open-source and has less than 6% market share - #242 by AbstractConcept
Firefox is open-source and has less than 6% market share - #240 by qtwork
Firefox is open-source and has less than 6% market share - #243 by PhaseLockedLoop

Requests and discussions made by @AbstractConcept @Biky @qtwork @The_DM_Barlow

At request let them have cake LibreWolf

So you want privacy but you hate what Firefox has become out of the box but your also not quite wanting everything broke. You have an option. Its called LibreWolf

You can find their documentation here.

https://librewolf-community.gitlab.io/docs/

https://librewolf-community.gitlab.io/

Download it via their page or if you are running the most based distro … our lord and savior arch linux you can grab it from the AUR

oh by the way I run arch :arch:

My experience thus far

Its been a bit bumpy. LOTS of stuff is disabled. Its not got the most secure default certificate policy etc so I have made the following changes to my about:config. Ill get into extensions in a moment but these are my modifications. IMHO there is no good browser. They are all various levels of :poop: however it doesnt mean we cant have a preference Browsers will always suck because the web sucks: Why The Web Sucks (You Just Don't Know It)

Disclaimer: I know some of these compromise privacy. Im well aware of needing to configure IPv6 properly. You can take issue with it and not use the moidifcation but I am NOT willing to entertain the discussion as I rely on it. Feel free to contest or discuss it below amongst yourself as well as my other modifications

About Config Modifications

// TURN OCSP BACK ON 
user_pref("security.OCSP.require", true);
user_pref("security.xfocsp.errorReporting.automatic", true);


// HARDEN SSL to LIBRESSL defaults
user_pref("security.ssl3.ecdhe_ecdsa_aes_128_sha", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.ecdhe_ecdsa_aes_256_sha", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_aes_128_sha", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_aes_256_sha", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.rsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.rsa_aes_128_sha", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.rsa_aes_256_gcm_sha384", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.rsa_aes_256_sha", false);
user_pref("security.ssl3.rsa_des_ede3_sha", "false");

// More tracking protection enabled
user_pref("privacy.trackingprotection.cryptomining.enabled", true);
user_pref("privacy.trackingprotection.enabled", true);
user_pref("privacy.trackingprotection.fingerprinting.enabled", true);

// Modified Privacy Shutdown settings
user_pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies", true);
user_pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps", true);
user_pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.siteSettings", true);
user_pref("privacy.donottrackheader.enabled", true);
user_pref("privacy.history.custom", true);
user_pref("privacy.purge_trackers.date_in_cookie_database", "0");
user_pref("privacy.resistfingerprinting", "true");

// I require IPv6
ser_pref("network.dns.disableIPv6", false);
user_pref("network.http.fast-fallback-to-IPv4", false);

// Adding my DNS over HTTPS server
user_pref("network.proxy.socks_remote_dns", false);
user_pref("network.proxy.type", 0);
user_pref("network.trr.blocklist_cleanup_done", true);
user_pref("network.trr.custom_uri", "https://dns.utangard.net/dns-query");
user_pref("network.trr.mode", 2);
user_pref("network.trr.uri", "https://dns.utangard.net/dns-query");

// Vacuuming Databases
user_pref("storage.vacuum.last.index", 0);
user_pref("storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite", 1633932227);

Extensions I current run

I have taken the following provisions that uMatrix is my replacement for NoScript as it allows me finer granular control. In addition to uBlock I am running a DoT + DoH + DoQ (soon) recursive DNS resolver locally with a pihole front end. That I also use for my other devices such as android

Temporary containers is nice but I have it on automatic mode. I also only use it when I really dont want a link to track me. It does not launch a new container each time. I find that to break too much.

User Agent Switcher rotates my user agent

Smart Referer is kind of nice. tyring it out. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE clear URLs.

Canvas Blocker and LocalCDN are thing that I have always ran

Cookies Autodelete is nice once configured properly. I really like Terms Of Service did not read. It allows you to look at the agreements and legal that might concern you

Lets here your experiences.

Also give back to the project if you can

Feel free to make this a continuous megathread of experiences

Mandatory Question: What browsers are you running. Whats your alternative to firefox

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Oh Honey, aren’t you cute :joy: :joy:

Jokes aside, I’ve seen the countless ADs for it on youtube. Its probably pretty decent. Don’t know the relevance of it outside the US though, I’m saying that as a user who never even tried it.

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:fu: LOL its my one vice… shhhh

Well it is and it isnt. Its nice enough. Just sign up with email not google or FB

Anyways thread created. Feel free to hate on FF in here. I approve any shade thrown at Firefox defaults

Well you and other peoples ramblings about Firefox made me switch to Brave the other day, I’m trying that for a while now. The only problem these days is that hardware is so good that with my fairly simple use the difference isn’t that big to be honest.

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I definitely don’t have too many harsh things to say about brave I would use it if you want to I just created this thread because people wanted it and it seemed to be people’s default now that they’re switching away from Firefox and if I can make a place for them to all discuss it and discuss their stuff about extensions ETC… then that’s great That old thread if you read back into it it was actually quite toxic at a lot of points in it and I think it just needed to die

In any case here’s the thread If someone wants to make a brave thread they can.

I think it’s high time that I made a thread explaining the actual back end architecture of the internet and certificate authorities and ICANN and DNS roots and all the sorts because I don’t think enough people understand it and they all start kind of slapping each other around not realizing their own hypocrisy

In such a thread lunduke would play a role

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The honey portion killed me :joy: :rofl:

My only gripes:

  • Privacy Badger’s own devs think the addon isn’t usefull anymore and may actually increase tracking?
  • Is uMatrix actively maintained vs NoScript? I reverted back to NoScript because it was more recent, last I checked it.

I always like how you present your post. Much appreciated!

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No problem

Its lightly maintained. It really doesnt need much maintenance… From what I see.

Thats a personal concern of mine as well. We will see in the developing months

Look its my one starbucks frappadappa-unicorn-dustchino level white girl addon OKAY

(incase you dont know what im referring to)

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Its blaytiful!

Wait, this is a legit thing?

I wonder if I can order this from my local SB…
What do I say to the barista?


I tried to PM you instead of going offtopic but your messages seem blocked.

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That’s on purpose. Lol

I’m a person of transparency I like to answer any questions publicly

It depends is she hot? :joy::wink: There I go being me again

Bonk Shields Up… yellow alert

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Honey. Of all things.

Listen Linda

heres my logic. Im already being tracked using a credit card or amazon etc. Im tracked via a bank account for crying out loud. I might as well save some money on some online shopping occasionally :joy:

Are you aware of virtual CCs?

It doesnt stop the tracking… LOL bank still sees everything through the transaction per their addendum arbitrarium

Literally not worth my time.

So get a decent bank, not a bad one. The same principle guiding people to use Librewolf does apply…

Is there a decent bank? andrew jackson intensifies

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Probably?

To be honest, I am glad that you mentioned LibreWolf. Thanks.

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I may hate mozilla. I dont hate the base software. I think the company corrupts it but any and every fork that stands against their ways is IMHO a good way to protest. So I will promote librewolf

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I totally understand. I like Firefox as well. But yes, Mozilla, like all companies following for profit models, whom are possibly even legally obligated to obey pressure from IC or congress, seem to be heading down one path. Where we are the product and our dataflow is the currency. After reading and watching and searching, I discovered exactly what you point out here, that there is a difference between a company and its products. Especially in development, as things unfold, evolve, overtime. I am loving LibreWolf dude, and I have you to thank for this. I feel safer now, and realize why Mozilla’s actions are questionable. I was unaware of somethings that I learned yesterday and that simply, changes everything. So, thank you.

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in fairness I dont mind that you called me out on that other thread. Your welcome… I was fuming… like fuming… and a bit drunk xD

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