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Disabling Firefox Quantum telemetry
Disabling telemetry takes a little more work but can be accomplished in about five minutes. Type "about:config" in the address bar, and you will be notified that you could void your warranty (Firefox has a warranty?). Click on "I accept the risk." Type in "telemetry" in the search bar to see the results. Only some can be changed, and according to Mozilla, they are:
browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry
browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry
browser.ping-centre.telemetry
toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled
toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled
toolkit.telemetry.enabled
toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled
toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled
toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled
toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun
toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled
toolkit.telemetry.unified
toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled
You need to double-click on each, and that changes the value to false. Next, click on "toolkit.telemetry.server" and empty the string value which should be "https://incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org."
Finally, search again for "experiments" and look for the following four entries and double-click them to change their Value to False:
experiments.activeExperiment
experiments.enabled
experiments.supported
network.allow-experiments
That's it! Telemetry and data collection are now disabled, and Firefox Quantum should be faster, and your privacy improved.
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rudiejd commented Aug 3, 2021

is there a script somewhere out there to do all of this? it seems like it would just be editing json somewhere

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gamunu commented Aug 3, 2021

You could try this, but I haven't tested it with the latest firefox. It worked with ESR https://github.com/shawnanastasio/firefox-privacy-restorer

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N30Z3N commented Aug 11, 2021

"toolkit.telemetry.server" and empty the string value which should be "https://incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org."

just leaving it blank ?????

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Yes, make sure it is empty.

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