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Jonathan Townsend
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Just in case you update and then say "yes" about profiles...

in the address bar type "about:profiles" [Enter]

:(

And one more heads up: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-dns-over-https
( which probably does not really mean "let us Smile be an additional man-in-the-middle" but who knows? )
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tommy
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I have given up on privacy; what do you want to know?
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Jon, I'm not that conversant with the tech details of this stuff, but I assume you'd need to use something like Tor or Signal if you want end to end encrypting and privacy. Firefox is not going to do it at all. Just read the disclaimer on "New Private Window." I also assume you know that already as an IT conversant guy, so could you be more specific about what you're pointing out?
Jonathan Townsend
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Thanks tommy. This is a public service announcement.

Let's say there's a website one does not wish to visit recently started visiting once a week (also useful web search results from months ago etc)

If you let Firefox update (happened to me at 76.0 64-bit) it will ask about establishing a new profile with some mention of using old bookmarks being damaged... clicked [okay] then discovered browsing history from before that install is gone. Then typed in a URL into the address bar - got informed about Firefox offering to manage DNS

The tech savvy folks here already know about places.sqlite and that when you export your bookmarks it's not the same as your browser history.

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what's the secret word you use today to ask for paper towels at the supermarket?
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