Open Bug 1426922 Opened 2 years ago Updated 4 months ago

Preference to disable visiting and screenshotting pages in Activity Stream

Categories

(Firefox :: New Tab Page, enhancement, P3)

57 Branch
enhancement

Tracking

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UNCONFIRMED
Tracking Status
firefox59 --- wontfix

People

(Reporter: remtanmajitenshi, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Build ID: 20171206182557

Steps to reproduce:

Activity Stream visits top sites to make screenshots.


Actual results:

This produces unwanted connections (including to 3rd-party tracking domains), executing unwanted javascript (including trackers) and leaks referer data in headers (including to 3rd-party tracking domains) which I usually blocking via extensions.


Expected results:

Privacy-minded users should be able to disable all unwanted features in Activity Stream, at least in about:config, and use it as native Speed Dial for example.
Component: Untriaged → Activity Streams: Newtab
Severity: normal → enhancement
Priority: -- → P3
Component: Activity Streams: Newtab → New Tab Page
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