We encourage #Firefox users who do not want US-based company Cloudflare to see which websites they are visiting to type about:config into their browser's address bar and then set:
network.trr.mode = 5
By the way: Though based on Firefox, TorBrowser is not affected.
@Digitalcourage Do you know if waterfox is affected?
In the US, it is absolutely *not* better to trust your ISP's DNS servers, as they are known to do a number of shady things (NXDOMAIN hijacking, domain blocks). I understand the threat models are different in Europe, but the amount of bad reporting on this story is ridiculous and only benefits Google.
@gcupc Usually we toot in German only, but we provided an English translation of this one after a reader requested it. Maybe this will help Mozilla understand that threat models vary across the globe. Somebody suggested the DNS services should be as easily selectable as search engines. Sounds good. But but the local ISP is a better default than one big company that caters for all. /c
@Digitalcourage Is there an easier way to do this than about:config settings? I've got a bunch of other people's computers to look after behind an adblocking DNS server, and if I have to babysit each and every one of them like this, I may as well just uninstall Firefox on them.
Free software world is *now* like a group of kindergarten children... Destroying their toys and crying after this happens.
I'm fed up with that and after something like 12 years being a Linux user at home full time.
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