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Firefox, Advertising, Tracking, Privacy, Negative 

Firefox, Advertising, Tracking, Privacy, Negative 

@photonicfae
That's bad

Firefox, Advertising, Tracking, Privacy, Negative 

@photonicfae not nice but Mozilla need money - Many peoples crying and shout around: "This is not good!" But this most the same there use also Brave Browser and this is full of ads.

Firefox, Advertising, Tracking, Privacy, Negative 

@kubikpixel
Mozilla should provide an easy way to donate - and to participate in decision making.
@photonicfae

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@kirschwipfel @kubikpixel Very much agreed!

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@kubikpixel Well, they should have allowed people to donate to them then, unlike what they do currently, rely on advertising in one way or another.

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@kubikpixel
Mozilla invested a lot of money in projects nobody asked for. Firefox OS, buying Pocket, etc.

And currently I do not see my money getting to the right people when donating. Too much organisation, too many experiments, too little used for hiring developers.

I think they need to admit "We fucked up our organization structures, but now we get back to just being a good open source project again"

@photonicfae

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@allo @kubikpixel Agreed, however, there are 0 ways to give money to Firefox for the general public, the Mozilla foundation does not give money to the Mozilla corporation (at least not for firefox) which owns and works on Firefox. Thankfully this is not true for Thunderbird give.thunderbird.net So any money you would give to them would not actually go to Firefox.

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@photonicfae As fas as they dont concern privacy and aren't annoying i don't see a problem. When it helps to make Mozilla more independent of Google I would even see it as an advantage.

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@smn The problem is that they didn't have to get themslves into this situation in the first place, they could have allowed people to donate to them but they did not and do not, therefore, like everything else online giving something away for 'free' they rely on advertising.

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@photonicfae You can donate to them: donate.mozilla.org/ but it seems thats not enough. If you don't want to use it the "feature" can be disabled in settings.

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@smn This seems to be for the Mozilla foundation though, not the Mozilla corporation, I believe they are somewhat or completely seperate entities and that is the problem.

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@smn I went and checked and yes, giving money to the Mozilla foundation sadly does not give money to Firefox as that is owned by the Mozilla corporation who do not take donations, so there is no way to give money to Firefox, Thunderbird or anything else they make.

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@photonicfae Mozilla Corporation is a fully owned subsidiary of Mozilla foundation. The foundation is a 501(c) so it's tax-ecempt, while the corporation has to pay taxes, so this could be a reason.

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@smn Could be, yes.

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@photonicfae You can directly donate to Thunderbird: give.thunderbird.net/

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@smn Ooo, thank you so much for letting us know!

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@photonicfae Note to self, uncheck that mark

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@photonicfae Manchmal frag ich mich obs noch irgend nen sinnvollen Browser gibt πŸ™ˆ

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@thorgrimson Ja, es wird heutzutage immer schwieriger, einen guten Browser zu finden.

Firefox, Advertising, Tracking, Privacy, Negative 

@photonicfae you can’t write β€œaddress bar” without β€œad”

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@txt_file [Serious, genuine] What is your point or is this meant to be just a joke? I do not understand.

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