Today, amid a sea of internet companies and products that routinely put profits ahead of people, Mozilla is unveiling an ambitious new venture capital fund to transform technology investment — and the internet more broadly.
Yes, this is exactly what the only browser standing between us and complete Chrome dominance needs. Can you taste the sarcasm?
While I agree with the sentiment, I don’t know that I have faith in mozilla to put our interests above profits.
I was looking at my parent’s computer and Mozilla was advertising VPN services through means that bypassed the normal adblockers. I also caught firefox overriding preferences the other day, re-enabling “pocket” and other stuff that was intentionally turned off…something to the extent of refreshing firefox to get the best experience – It’s a subtle way of getting their ads re-enabled while pretending it’s for user benefit. I also vehemently oppose mozilla turning firefox into a walled garden and depriving owner control. Firefox is one of the last bastians of independence against the chrome monoculture, & monopoly and that’s why I support it, but IMHO it’s makes it harder to promote firefox as a browser defending user interests and protecting us from corporate overreach when they’re doing these things themselves.