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Linux Xubuntu internet privacy

Configure Linux Xubuntu flash, java and Firefox for more privacy on internet.

Xubuntu flash cooky removal:

open File Manager, to find the flash cooky folder:
delete sub folders from the hidden folders:
/home/username/.adobe/Flash_Player/AssetCache/5YP7X8C8/
/home/username/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/
/home/username/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/2ZLXZTSX/

Xubuntu temporary files removal IcedTea java:

menu: Applications Menu: All Settings, Iced Tea Web Control Panel:
cache: temporary internet files:
unselect: keep temporary files on my computer
location:
/home/username/.cache/icedtea-web/cache/
/home/username/.cache/icedtea-web/pcache/
/home/username/.cache/icedtea-web/tmp/
disk space: none and -1

Firefox 29.0.x and higher web browser browsing, download and form history settings:

cache: temporary Firefox files:
/home/username/.cache/mozilla/firefox/x2jnnxll.default/
/home/username/.cache/mozilla/firefox/x2jnnxll.default/cache2/entries/
data storage websites: permanent Firefox files:
/home/username/.mozilla/firefox/x2jnnxll.default/storage/default/

history denial and removal for Firefox:
click: open menu, preferences
privacy icon:

tracking
select: tell websites I do not want to be tracked

history
Firefox will: use custom settings for history
unselect: always use private browsing mode
unselect: remember my browsing and download history
select: remember my search and form history
select: accept cookies from sites (do add sites for login at exceptions)
accept third-party cookies: from visited
keep until: I close Firefox
unselect: accept cookies from sites
click: exceptions
add: login websites and websites asking cooky acceptance
select: clear history when Firefox closes
click: settings
settings for clearing history
history and data
select all but: active logins and site preferences
ok

location bar
when using location bar, suggest: history and bookmarks

security icon:
select: warn me when sites try to install add-ons
unselect: block reported attack sites
unselect: block reported web forgeries

passwords
unselect both

advanced icon:
data choices tab

Firefox Health Report
unselect: enable firefox health report

network tab

Offline Web Content and User Data
select: tell me when a website asks to store data for offline use
click: exceptions
empty
close

update tab

automatically update
unselect: all: one now
close

Firefox configuration manager.

You can adjust the configuration in Firefox by editing a property list:
type where the url is located usually: about:config
and the list appears
Turn on tracking protection, blocks, in stead of asking not to track:
privacy.trackingprotection.enabled click twice and change it to: true
Turn off Location-Aware Browsing:
geo.enabled click twice and change it to: false

Firefox 6.0 and higher permission manager.

You can adjust the website permissions in Firefox 6.0 and higher in the following way:
type where the url is located usually: about:permissions
and a list appears

The internet computer IPv6 nr.: a privacy issue caused by IPv6.

Your IPv6 connection to the internet:

Any computer connected to the internet does so with an IP number. This is just like your home address: state, city, street address and apartment number. Together it is unique.
Currently IPv4 is running out of numbers, so IPv6 starts to be used. It works similar, but different. The new thing is that it contains the MAC-address of the apparatus connecting your computer to the internet or a periodically generated random value instead. And this MAC-address, or random value, is unique. Usually the MAC-address of e.g. the ADSL router is subject to this, not the MAC-address in your computer. Improving your privacy on this point would mean changing the MAC-address, or random value, which could be possible. And, something you should do now too, is having changed your IP number by your internet provider. Or go to a different internet provider, he will give you a different IP number too.

The layout of an IPv6 number, it consists of 128 bits:
- the format prefix: 001, 3 bits
- the top-level aggregator allocated by IANA, to local internet service providers, 13 bits and 8 future use bits
- the next-level aggregator, for a specific customer site, 24 bits
- the site-level aggregator, for sites or subnets within a site, 16 bits
- the Extended Unique Identifier (EUI-64) address, 64 bits, of which 48 bits either assigned to or derived from the the MAC-address of the network card
- this totals 128 bits

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