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    Privacy Alert Firefox -> file store.json

    /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/cXXXqXnX.default/jetpack/jid1-F7XXXXXXX@jetpack/simple-storage/store.json

    Even you deleting all the cache of Firefox, the file "store.json" still remains in the Firefox directory.

    The file "store.json" contains all the sites you visit. Yes! All "those" sites. LOL.

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    Default Re: Privacy Alert Firefox -> file store.json

    I'm not seeing that file here. I'm not seeing anything named "jetpack" in my firefox profiles.

    Do you have an extension or plugin with something like "jetpack" in the name?

    Maybe it is related to Jetpack (Firefox project) - Wikipedia page
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    nrickert

    Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions:


    DownloadHelper 4.9.22

    DownThemAll! 2.0.17

    Lightbeam 1.0.10.1

    openSUSE Firefox Extensions 1.0.2


    Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins:

    IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.4.2 (suse-4.1-x86_64))

    PackageKit

    Shockwave Flash 11.2.202.394

    Skype Buttons for Kopete (disable)


    Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Dictionaries:

    Verificador Ortográfico para Português do Brasil 2.4.1-3.2


    I created a new user and not appear the Jetpack.

    Does not have these plugins for the new user:

    Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions:

    DownloadHelper 4.9.22

    DownThemAll! 2.0.17

    Lightbeam 1.0.10.1

    Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Dictionaries:

    Verificador Ortográfico para Português do Brasil 2.4.1-3.2

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    Default Re: Privacy Alert Firefox -> file store.json

    New normal user created.

    Plugin Lightbeam 1.0.10.1 created the file store.json.

    /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/cXXXqXnX.default/jetpack/jid1-F7XXXXXXX@jetpack/simple-storage/store.json


    Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions:


    Lightbeam 1.0.10.1


    The store.json file stores several websites that you visit.

    This file is not deleted when you clear all the cache of Firefox.

    If you want total privacy so do not forget this detail when installing Lightbeam plugin in Firefox.

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    Default Re: Privacy Alert Firefox -> file store.json

    Quote Originally Posted by noisegroundbr View Post
    New normal user created.

    Plugin Lightbeam 1.0.10.1 created the file store.json.

    /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/cXXXqXnX.default/jetpack/jid1-F7XXXXXXX@jetpack/simple-storage/store.json


    Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions:


    Lightbeam 1.0.10.1
    Interesting.

    So I looked up "lightbeam". It appears the kind of extension that people might use to increase their privacy. Oops!

    Happily, I have not been using that one.
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    Default Re: Privacy Alert Firefox -> file store.json

    Seems it is the purpose to track the connections. So it would have to keep lists. I don't consider personal data to be a privacy issue Unless some one else actually gets the data. I suppose if you lost the machine or the NSA took it you might consider it a privacy issue. But me tracking my own surfing is not.

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    Default Re: Privacy Alert Firefox -> file store.json

    No such issue here
    And fortunately not of the nature to visit 'those' sites either....
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    Default Re: Privacy Alert Firefox -> file store.json

    On 2014-07-18 05:26, gogalthorp wrote:
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    > Seems it is the purpose to track the connections. So it would have to
    > keep lists. I don't consider personal data to be a privacy issue Unless
    > some one else actually gets the data.


    It is, in the same sense as the browse history, in a shared machine. On
    such, people can delete history and such when they leave the machine.

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