Sadly, almost a whole year has gone by and FireFox has reached version 64, but the cloud based “Save” button is still prominently displayed unchanged and there’s no option that I can find in Preferences to remove/disable it.
This kind of disdain for user privacy is making it ever more difficult and awkward to recommend FireFox to family, friends, and colleagues who are not as savvy about how the internet works. My conscience wards me away from betraying those I care about. It’s simply a matter of implicit trust being broken. The design of the “Save” button is a form of entrapment, and, if anything, the button should have been labelled “Upload” to make clear what happens when you press it.
Here is another, even older, reference to the same issue: Upload of screenshot without asking for permission or even warning me . It’s really disappointing to see this problem still unresolved considering where society is at right now, and shows a complete lack of commitment to user’s privacy, in spite of the marketing rhetoric saying otherwise. How long before FireFox’s reputation collapses in an embarrassing heap?
I know there is a way to turn it off in nightly, through the about:config mechanism, so I’m off to see if I can find the right key to do so in FireFox.
about:config -> extensions.screenshots.upload-disabled change from (default) false to true