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How much extra privacy does using multiple Fir…

Right now I use multiple Firefox profiles for different types of browsing. I’ve come a long way since first creating these profiles however. In my default profile for example, I’ve gradually discovered more addon’s to improve my privacy, have made more changes to my settings, and have further tweaked my about:config settings. I’m wondering if scrapping this old profile and creating a fresh duplicate profile (transferring over my bookmarks, addons, settings, and about:config changes) would be better for my privacy, if there’s a chance that any old tracking cookies or other compromising bits of data are still hanging around in the old profile (despite me setting cookies and most other data to clear each time Firefox closes).

I’ve also been curious about a hypothetical, though impractical, scenario. If you were to actually use new Firefox profiles every single day (assuming you used a vpn and could keep the addons and other settings and about:config changes you usually use), how much extra privacy would this give you?

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This app in Google Play wants to use phone mic…

This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights:

This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights

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Facebook submits 229-page document to congress…

Facebook submits 229-page document to congress detailing data abuses.:

Facebook submits 229-page document to congress detailing data abuses.

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Chinese police now installs surveillance softw…

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Fire fox mobile application randomly asks for …

Fire fox mobile application randomly asks for access to my microphone.

Happens on sites like ny times and other casual browsing.

Any idea why?

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Google Alternatives: The Best Private Search E…

Google Alternatives: The Best Private Search Engines ( Pros and Cons):

Google Alternatives: The Best Private Search Engines ( Pros and Cons)

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Is Google’s Android WebView privacy safe and i…

Title basically. Should I just remove it and use services from apps that use it via browser?

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How The New York Times Uses Software To Recogn…

How The New York Times Uses Software To Recognize Members of Congress:

How The New York Times Uses Software To Recognize Members of Congress

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Resources for analyzing apps/websites privacy …

I am wondering if a website exists that audit or otherwise analyze the security and privacy policies of different computer / mobile apps and websites.

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Researcher Finds Credentials for 92 Million Us…

Researcher Finds Credentials for 92 Million Users of DNA Testing Firm:

Researcher Finds Credentials for 92 Million Users of DNA Testing Firm

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