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:donkeykonggenocide: Mozilla sends popup AD overlay in FurryFox for their own VPN :firecat:

https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/13ro31o/mozilla_sends_popup_ad_overlay_in_firefox?context=8&sort=controversial

Hello and welcome to @Corp's semiannual laughing at Furryfox users thread.

Little background. There are three groups of people I feel need to go.

1. Nazis.

2. Commies.

3. FurryFox users.

It today's FurryFox drama we have something not related to coping about there ever shrinking user base as Chromium browser supremacy ravages onwards to near domination.

Ads? In my FurryFox?

https://i.rdrama.net/images/16850601499871554.webp

I suspect the poster is a chud due to hiding what he is reading on twitter, a known alt-nazi website :chudsey:

Also a massive ad that dims the background and makes you click? :marseychefkiss:

Listen! We filed a Bugzilla! It's just a bug, right? RIGHT!?!?!!?!! :soycry:

Orangesite deliberates

This is pretty terrible.

And no, supporting this under the guise of trying to earn revenue away from Google is a bit silly. A pop-up is a pop-up.

A browser that goes to great lengths to block all of the annoyances of the web (e.g. pop-ups) allowing their own annoyances through is just favoritism of itself. It is no better than Google Chrome plugging Google or > > > Edge plugging Bing Chat or whatever is new on the block.

Last thing Firefox needs is to be browser with built-in ads. In this arena, the first experience is the only one that matters. Do not let it be ads.

Funny thing is Chrome has a very clean UI. It's by nature because Google automatically benefits if you use the web, and more so if you use it through Chrome. Chrome doesn't really plug Google considering Google is the default search on all major browsers except Edge, and switching to a different provider is very easy (Google services do plug Chrome, on the other hand).

Meanwhile on a new Firefox install, I have to disable pocket, sponsored shortcuts, the new pinned tab, sponsored news articles (which are also present in Chrome iirc), and skip through the faceless girl telling me about diverse colors or some shit. Firefox is still by far the better choice, but yeah it's initially a bit annoying on a fresh install.

:marseyhesright:

I've made several people switch from Chrome to Firefox this week because of the Manifest v. 3 fiasco. I told them "you'll see, it's not a memory hog like Chrome, and it's much less intrusive."

And you do this.

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I love how fast the mods are locking down conversations relating to this topic.

Firefox is really sticking out for the wrong reasons today.

They do it for free for free software :marseyjanny:

https://i.rdrama.net/images/16850601507708423.webp

Hehe, we didn't k-know y-you gois and gruls would be so upset. We will have another meeting about this thing we definitely had multiple meetings about previously and got signed off on.

Lots of upset Furryfox users. If you're a FurryFox user there are several cures.

Chromium Mastercels

Be Brave :marseybraveglow:

Violin w/ Vivaldi :donkeykongbass:

Cute Twinks

Buy an Apple product and use Safari :chadstevejobs:

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Idk why people think Mozilla is this saint compant vs google when mozilla is constantly adding new forms of "optional" ad ware something they have been doing for years. Like its somehow worse and more egregious then Microsoft's adware. Like what is the appeal beyond "its not chromium!" when its just as bloated as chrome now and has endless baked in adware.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/16/16784628/mozilla-mr-robot-arg-plugin-firefox-looking-glass

https://www.comtech-networking.com/blog/item/new-firefox-browser-feature-appears-to-be-adware/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sponsor-privacy

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mozilla died alone with their rust rendering engine. It's just a zombie at this point

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Still using it because I'm too lazy to change :marseydepressed:

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we are talking bout browsers, not your life

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I just like tree style tabs and you can't get them in chrome or any other browser

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Like what is the appeal beyond "its not chromium!"

High customizability. Default firefox is bad, but it gives you a lot of tools, moreso than chrome, and if you tinker with it you can make it faster and lighter than chrome. For new users it is hard, but for experienced users it's trivial because you can literally go to a website and copy a settings preset for whatever configuration you like

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Brave browser is run by a nazi who hates gay people. If you see someone running Brave on their phone then destroying the phone is self-defense before they call nazis to come kill you

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The Firefoxsisters that shill their meme browser also spread disinfo about Brave being a crypto-miner. They say a lot of shit about Brave but Brave continues to be the best browser despite their seethe.

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Brave is just chrome with a Halloween :marseyjackskellington: mask

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In December 2018, British YouTube content creator Tom Scott said that he had not received any donations collected on his behalf by Brave. In a tweet, he stated "So if you thought you'd donated to me through Brave, the money will not reach me, and Brave's terms say that they may choose to just keep it for themselves. No opt-in, no consent."

On 12 June 2019, Brave blocked forum Kiwi Farms from the Brave Rewards platform. Brave Software came under the impression that Kiwi Farms had infringed Section 5 of Terms of Service of Brave Software for BAT.

On 6 June 2020, a Twitter user pointed out that Brave inserts affiliate referral codes when users navigate to Binance. Further research revealed that Brave also redirected the URLs of other cryptocurrency exchange websites. In response to the backlash from the users, Brave's CEO apologized and called it a "mistake" and said "we're correcting".

One privacy issue, promptly patched, reported that Brave was sending DNS requests to ISP of the users instead of routing it through the Tor network, thus allowing ISPs to have knowledge of user's Tor browsing sessions.

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another win for vivaldi chads

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A few of my coworkers use Vivaldi and apparently the browser tweaks the memory model to be far more conservative, they've reported so many false-positive performance issues that are not present on Chrome (or FF or Safari). No customers report them, just the (sales) guys who use Vivaldi for some reason.

I got the impression Vivaldi is for people with shitty computers or people who prefer to keep system memory/CPU capped on tabs rather than exposing the full resources of the machine to each site.

Given how much JS the internet uses these days + I use a high powered Macbook Pro M1 max I have zero interest in using Vivaldi. And this has nothing to do with ads or JS SDKs (ie, ublock is not relevant).

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I just a lite browser with good extension support.

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it's slow & laggy but.. works

@BromiteShill

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Vivaldi uses a disgusting amount of RAM in my experience. Doesn't have the same level of adblocking as Brave, although the vertical tabs are a nice feature.

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Who even uses BAT tipping lmbo

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All my BAT goes to kiwi farms each month because I enjoy making everyone mad.

Mr. Moon has gotten literally dozens of virtual bux from me


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I was giving mine to Aevann back when they still gave them to me.

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>Furryfox 57 broke all legacy addons and crippled the API

I found some addons that aren't as good

>Furryfox 89 ruined its UI

I installed Proton Fix

>Furryfox 113 comes with VPN ads

I set browser.vpn_promo.enabled to false

>There's still no real alternative

:marseyshrug: It's shit, but at least I can mostly work around it

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>me

:#marseycope: :#marseydealwithit: since version 57.

I really hated finding extension substitutes after that change. :marseywerewolf:

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Remember when Mozilla were run by Eich and not every update was a major version update?

Man I hate the management of Mozilla that replaced them.

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I hate the pointless UI changes every 6 months. They need to gut that department and stick their heads on pikes.

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Its what happens when you have a team dedicated to UI/UX. They want to have something to do

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I hate the firefox sub so fricking much. Literally any type of negativity about the browser and some cute twink fanboy/mod like /u/nextbern pounces to set you straight for daring to besmirch the good name of :marseytrain:fox, they're fricking GNOME-tier. Too bad it's the only decent browser anymore, despite Mozilla's efforts.

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It's not the only decent browser, but it does suffer from the FOSS cult attitude of never questioning and criticizing the devs' decisions.

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>posted from brave

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>pressuring you to give into unreasonable demands isn't r*pe because it's unto your mind not your genitals.

:marseytrollgun:

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>ergo, ads are rape

:#marseymeds:

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So if they just consent the issue goes away.

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what if I use librewolf doe

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:mar#seypedo:

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ok but counterpoint tho—it has a fox

:marseyfox:

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brave gives me ads on my phone even though i opted out :marseyraging: shitty browser chrome never does that

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Lol you brave BIPOCs deserve far worse :#marseyemojirofl:

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:marseybr#ave:

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:#marseybraveglow:

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The above comment contains misinformation from Russian agents.

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I'm sticking with Firefox.

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Firefox is getting kinda shady. I had it installed at some point but didn't had time to mess on the internet as soon as I opened the laptop. As I was working in word I got the "There was a error and firefox needs to close" message. Browser running at startup is annoying but whatever. But when I went to disable it from starting up on it's own it wasn't an option, it just wasn't on the list of startup programs. I uninstalled it immediately. WTF is firefox even doing at this point? :marseywut2:

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I'm sorry to say but you're just r-slurred

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Can't argue with that :marseyspecial:

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>Lists everything wrong with firefox

“ Firefox is still by far the better choice”

Firefox is shit ux. Dont start with “privacy” theyre all owned by google

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ads? ON THE INTERNET?! ON SOMETHING THAT'S FREE?!!??!?!?!?!?!

this is unprecedented! :hysterical:

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It's not just an ad but an ad with NEIGHBORS :#soycry:

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My technical requirements for a web browser are 1. Don't turn into spyware/adware 2. Support uBlock origin (or block ads natively and unobtrusively), and 3. Display websites

Why do browsers keep fricking up requirement 1

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If you don't use the ESR version + hardened user.js you deserve this and more

Trans lives matter

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The astroturfing FUD shit on /r/firefox is always so hilarious. For people so concerned with privacy and skepticism of Google you'd think it would be obvious to them, but they seem to take everything at face value. It's a little mind blowing.:lemindblown:

Also all these people saying shit like 'this isn't how you'll get my business or a donation'. Just shut up cute twink, we all know you weren't paying for shit under any circumstances.

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Imagine not using lynx.

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youre supposed to run a fork

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Surfchads, is this our moment?

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