Firefox dialing modem
1. Loading two frames at once.
2. Interactive maps
3. Web Tracking
Although this web tracking does report information about your computer (such
as what web browser you are using, your screen resolution, your IP address) and browsing history (such as the URL of the page that sent you to this particular web page), there is no way to identify you personally. So the information is collected anonymously. The Statcounter website also only stores the last 100 page views, so eventually the information becomes unavailable to me.
Why does Firefox keep trying to dial up my modem each time I look at a new page using the CD version (or download to the hard drive)?
Firefox is trying to connect to the Statcounter website (described under "Web tracking" above). Internet Explorer doesn't do this, so if this becomes annoying, you might want to view the offline version of the website using Internet Explorer instead.