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Firefox Cannot be Trusted at the Hands of Today's Mozilla Management

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Summary: Mozilla's managers are a big part of today's problem/s; they aren't resigning, instead they lay off loads of technical staff that has worked on Firefox (while rewarding themselves with further pay increases) and Firefox users aren't treated with respect; the way things are going, this is just commercial suicide

FOLLOWING the controversy about Audacity's management with its 'telemetry' ambitions (they always try to say it is for users' benefit) we don't see much of a controversy over Mozilla's hiring of surveillance capitalists from Facebook and data collection from Firefox users.



In the video above I explain some of the background and history, knowing that it started a very long time ago. I then look at 3 Mozilla posts from less than 24 hours ago. To quote from our Daily Links of yesterday: "Mozilla needs to block ads/advertisers, not suck up to them, but Mozilla is funded by Google and Google profits a lot from targeted (spying-based) advertising, so we get blog posts like these; do what users of Firefox want, not [Mozilla's sponsors" (the post this comment refers to has since then been removed, but these other two [1, 2] are still online).

Mozilla says: "Yet Facebook has again taken steps to shut down this exact kind of research on its platform, a troubling pattern we have witnessed from Facebook including sidelining their own Crowdtangle and killing a suite of tools from Propublica and Mozilla in 2019."

And around the same time Mozilla hired managers from Facebook. How are we supposed to trust this company if it's still run by those very same people? Concerns are growing and are spreading in blogs/vlogs this week.

We need to make Firefox better. What about minorities? Firefox is for everybody.
Mozilla should have focused more on the Web browser, Firefox, and its users/developers



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