It's rant time: I am sick of backseat quarterbacks in every Firefox-related news announcement complaining about losing their XUL extensions, and blaming that choice for Firefox's declining market share.

That is literally impossible.

Firefox announced that XUL extensions were deprecated on August of 2015.

Since causality does not flow backwards in time, it couldn't be responsible for their declining market share if the decline started earlier than that.

This is so awesome but annoyingly flawed. Nobody is going to search for IntoIterator. They’re going to search for `Iterator -> Result`, and that won’t work.

However, while performing a security audit of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, security researcher Zach Edwards discovered that while the browser blocks Google and Facebook trackers, it allowed Microsoft trackers to continue running.

DuckDuckGo CEO and Founder Gabriel Weinberg confirmed that their browser intentionally allows Microsoft trackers third-party sites due to a search syndication agreement with Redmond.



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