Mozilla starts to show advertisements based on surfing behavior in Firefox

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#1

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Mozilla has started to show advertisements based on the user’s surfing behavior in the Firefox browser. When users open a new tab in the browser, the advertisements are shown as ‘Suggested Tiles’.

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#2

Thankfully still running V16.
Noticed that a lot of Privacy Preserving plugins no longer work with latest versions.
Who is running corportate america these days, CIA, NSA, KGB, Mossad, MI6?
All of the above?


#3

Not really a problem if you have the browser set to open new tabs to a specific page.


#5

Great. I don’t mind a few static ads here and there, but I do mind that Mozilla has joined the cyber-stalker club. As if I’m not being spied on by enough people already. It least I’m running Ubuntu, which means I can ditch Firefox in favor of Abrowser. Abrowser is a pretty good fork of Firefox (even if the name [I]does[/I] suck), maintained by the freedom-lovers behind the Trisquel GNU/Linux Distro. Too bad Abrowser isn’t available for Windows.

Still, there’s Waterfox, Light, Pale Moon, and various other forks out there. Somehow I doubt [I]any[/I] of them will stoop to Mozilla’s level of cyber-stalking.

Thanks for all your years of protecting the users’ privacy, Mozilla. I’m glad to see you still have my back (Mozilla: if you don’t know what my back is, try checking under your knife).

PS: Does anyone know of a good fork for Android?


#6

When they’ll pull that one over on me i’ll just default back to the standard google start page.

@TSJAnchos117 try Firefox for android? :stuck_out_tongue: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox


#7

The browser will sent data to Mozilla to make it possible to show the relevant ads.

This is amusing-I use my PC hosts blocker already so show all the ad they want it will be blocked already.


#8

Doesn’t Facebook already do this?


#9

[QUOTE=alan1476;2760360]Doesn’t Facebook already do this?[/QUOTE]

I don’t know I don’t use Facebook . I do have several blocks in my hosts file for Facebook though.


#10

lol… didn’t most people start using firefox back in the day because it allows addons and the #1 addon was adblock plus… lol


#11

[QUOTE=Zod;2760445]lol… didn’t most people start using firefox back in the day because it allows addons and the #1 addon was adblock plus… lol[/QUOTE]
Except mine is PC hosts edit that blocks and works far better then adblock plus that now it has agreements with adware to allow ads to come through your Browser to your computer. That isn’t for me.


#12

[QUOTE=Ch3vr0n;2760318]@TSJAnchos117 try Firefox for android? :stuck_out_tongue: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox[/QUOTE]

I don’t want Firefox, I wand a [B]fork[/B] (modified version) of Firefox that is spyware-free, while still being compatible with my add-ons. I have the regular version of Firefox, but I’m hoping to replace it before Mozilla starts spying on me.

[QUOTE=alan1476;2760360]Doesn’t Facebook already do this?[/QUOTE]

Yes, but up till now, we’ve all had very good reason to trust Mozilla to not do this sort of thing. Stooping to (ab)using the trust users have to install malware on millions of computers is not what Mozilla claims to be all about. It goes against Mozilla’s on philosophy, and the philosophy of the community that Mozilla claims to love so much.