News Yup, time to dump FireFox - Firefox will look at your history to show Suggested Tile ads

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I have had a good long run with FireFox on both Linux and Windows Platforms. I had already decided to dump it for one major reason. Did you know you cannot delete Googles tracking cookie from Firefox? No? Might be something to look into. I am not sure what Browser i will choose yet but FireFox is dead to me. I get enough ads from Websites i dont need my browser shoving ads down my throat too. Fuck FireFox

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    Starting next week, Firefox beta users will start seeing "Suggested" tiles whenever they open a new tab. These are ad tiles clearly marked as such (see bottom left above), which are a separate entity from the Directory tiles Mozilla launched in 2014. See, Directory tiles are randomly selected ads that appear in your new tab if you've just installed or reinstalled the Firefox browser. Suggested tiles, on the other hand, are based on your browser history. Yep, the program will look at what you've been visiting online to deliver relevant ads -- in these codes that TechCrunch found, for instance, you'll see that visiting Engadget tells Firefox that you're interested in technology.

    The non-profit swears it won't peek at your personal data or third-party info, and that you'll be able to switch the feature off whenever you want. If the beta testing does well, the program will make its way to stable Firefox browsers later in the summer. Since Directory tiles are also slated for a wider release, you'll likely see more than one type of tile ad before the year ends.

     
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    well shit. may as well stay with Chrome. :sad:
     
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    FireFox just went against everything they stood against. Sound familiar? This is why this is Howard related.
     
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    MrPPV The Shed Stopper

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    Damn..I loved firefox too
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    sounds like Google's "do no evil"
     
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    They are trying to make money to support the staff and platform they have by showing a few ads. Sound familiar? Did you watch the video? They don't use 3rd party data or cookies. And you can turn it off if you want to.


    How do I turn it on/off?
    You can turn off Enhanced Tiles by clicking on the gear icon on the top right corner of the new tab page, and selecting Classic to show only unenhanced History Tiles or Blank mode, which turns the Tiles off.

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    See New Tab Page - show, hide and customize top sites to learn more about customizing the New Tab Page.
     
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    :hat:
     
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    I'm starting to get tired of Firefox because of shockwave flash crashing alot which i can't seem to fix...In this regard IE works great but i don't like that either
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    anyone here use Opera?
     
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    Delete the Google cookie then get back to me
     
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    Locate the cookies.sqlite file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

    Use CCleaner.
     
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    gave up on Firefox 2 years ago, flash was always crashing, couldnt ever fix it. Fuck them. bloated
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Doesnt work man. I really dont care i have had the cookie for months, its just the thought that they do it without your knowledge that irks me.
     
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    oh no...to what shall i turn to...windows 10 has its own browser, but i don't trust popular platforms because the feds be all in their arses...
     
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    Just don't update your FF browser.
     
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    I really dont see better alternatives, Opera does the same, IE is garbage etc..
     
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    You can delete it.
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    You can delete all day long, the old way with the method you mentioned, it comes right back.
     
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    Not on my machine.
    I'm looking at my cookies right now.

    No Google Cookie present.
     
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