« To power Firefox Suggest, sends the keystrokes you type into your address bar, your location information, and more to ’s servers. Here’s exactly what Firefox is sharing and how to control it. » 🙄 howtogeek.com/760425/firefox-n

@danslerush

* Menu > Settings > Privacy & Security
* Scroll down to “Address Bar - Firefox Suggest”
* Disable “Contextual suggestions”
* Disable “Include occasional sponsored suggestions”

Or switch to LibreWolf: librewolf-community.gitlab.io

@danslerush

Yep, although parts of the article are a little bit confusing/misleading: it's default in the US only, and for the time being it's offline (no additional telemetry). It might be rolled out on a larger scale, possibly with more telemetry, but in that case requiring user opt-in. Still unclear if/when this will happen.

So I thought it worthwhile to highlight the actually relevant part of the article: how to disable FF Suggest :)

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