#Mozilla begrudgingly implements tracking protection by default, after being shamed into it yet again by Safari, the DuckDuckGo browser, and Gnome Web (just the ones I know who implemented it first) and talks a good talk while still having Google as its default search engine and continuing to get hundreds of millions from Google/Alphabet, Inc. – the largest surveillance capitalist in the world. (Mozilla Corp is ~entirely funded by surveillance capitalism.)

Hyprocrites.

blog.mozilla.org/futurerelease

@dbuntinx Gnome Web on Linux, Safari on macOS/iOS, and DuckDuckGo on LineageOS are my primary browsers.

@aral @dbuntinx
I can understand supporting Gnome Web and #DuckDuckGo browsers.
Would you really recommend the closed-source Safari browser over the open-source Firefox?

Turning on Tracking Protection is just a button toggle away. There are some really good privacy-protecting add-ons like uMatrix, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin etc. available for Firefox.

It would be bad advice to recommend #Safari over #Firefox to someone who doesn't know all the nuances about tracking and ad-blocking.

@njoseph @dbuntinx @aral As always, it depends on the threat model or your judging criteria. Firefox is open source, but if you read the source you'll find that it's sending a lot of detailed telemetry data back to a central collection point. You can of course disable that, but 99% of Firefox users will be unaware and are being farmed for data in a way that's arguably worse than what Goodle or Facebook does.
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@bob @njoseph @dbuntinx @aral thanks for this heads-up. I honestly git to know about the not tracking feature from Firefox itself and since then it has been on. Nevertheless does this means I'm clear from any data collection? Or are they still collecting something and for what purpose? I honestly like and support Mozilla due to projects like Firefox but also other things they do to help standards; internet privacy; education..

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