I was disturbed this morning to open Weather Underground and find myself inundated by ads. Huh? Turns out that The Ad Block icon has disappeared from Firefox. Check Ad Ons, and I see that “Starting in Firefox version 57, only extensions built using WebExtensions APIs will work.” No more Ad-Blocker for me. Hmmm.
Two days ago I had to call Turbo Tax tech support because I was unable to download my federal return they did for me. Tech support solved my problem by… having me use a different browser than Firefox.
Not so long ago, sound quit working overnight on You Tube. A search found that it was a Firefox problem.
And I remember even back then thinking to myself, “This is a trend. Weird things suddenly not working in Firefox.”
So I am curious if anyone here has any insight into what is going on. I can easily imagine Mozilla losing their edge and becoming incompetent. But I can also imagine a competitor such as Google and/or Microsoft conspiring to make it impossible for them. And I definitely do not want to Google’s or Microsoft’s pawn.