Little Snitch was usually the first program I installed on new Macs.
It’s probably the only tool I really miss after abandoning OS X.
You might find OpenSnitch interesting, then. I haven’t played with it a ton, but it’s high on the list for next time I’m mucking with my desktop environment.
And are these like these that makes people start considering leaving Firefox once again…
Seriously unless they went through and discussed each and all these connections and gave a valid reason (and a way to control it from a user perspective), this is going to be yet another black stain.
I use Firefox mostly for a moral reason (diversity and supporting a foundation rather than a fishy company) but at least with Google stuff stays within themselves.
What a weird situation, I always used to have “the clear winner” in choosing browsers but now it all seems grey and fuzzy.
How many times do you restart your browser, and does that really have a significant part on your decision regarding which browser to use?