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Did Mozilla Just Kill Firefox?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by SayWhat?, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    They decided to include preloaded paid Spam by default. I haven't seen if there's a way to kill it or opt-out.
     
  2. jimmie57

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    There is a free extension that I use called "No Script".
    It will selectively let you block almost everything, even parts of the pages you want to see.
     
  3. sigma1914

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    Describe this better - I'm not seeing in with the current version.
     
  4. coolman302003

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  5. dennisj00

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    Trying to transition to the IOS advertising plan . . .
     
  6. Dude111

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    Here is how to disable it

    Goto about:config

    Set the following

    browser.newtab.url;about:blank

    browser.newtabpage.enabled;false
     
  7. phrelin

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    The critical paragraphs in the first link of the OP are at the end (emphasis added):

    What I hate is the misleading information. The most accurate headline about intent is Mozilla's Firefox Seeks To Generate Revenue Away From Google Deal By Incorporating Ads In Browser which reflects a problem that I believe derives from ideological changes at Google.

    At one time Google helped along with many others to support the non-profit Mozilla open source operation. But that seems to have shifted away taking with it some technology (albeit licensed where necessary).

    I'm also getting a little more than skeptical about Eric Schmidt whose orientation seems to have become as much or more about politics as technology.

    Mozilla has to find a way to survive without depending on the likes of a Google or a Microsoft. But I think Wikipedia has demonstrated that it's difficult to survive depending on a broad base of fickle supporters.
     
  8. AntAltMike

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    I just saw this at the bottom of a screen today:

    "Firefox automatically sends some data to Mozilla to enrich your experience"

    A week ago, when I was reinstalling Firefox, I thiink I had the option of declining somethig called Haiku, but when I reinstalled Firefox in another computer yesterday, it didn't give me the option of declining it and instead simpliy noitified me I had "given" it to me.
     

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