Firefox Suggest to display sponsored ads but users can disable them

The company maintains that it has to help fund Firefox’s optimization/development, and therefore, it has introduced a new feature called Firefox Suggest in Firefox 93.

Mozilla, as we know it, is a non-profit organization. So, it goes without saying that the company has to look for alternate ways to stay profitable and survive in the market. One of the ways to keep going for most web companies is to display ads, and Mozilla is not new to this.

All of Mozilla’s previous attempts to bring in some revenue and keep Firefox alive have received backlash from the masses. This time around, the company has again tried to stuff ads into its browser, generating controversy. 

Firefox Suggest Stuffing Ads

The company maintains that it has to help fund Firefox’s optimization/development, and therefore, it has introduced a huge, somewhat controversial new feature called Firefox Suggest in Firefox 93. Previously, Firefox used to display helpful suggestions as a user typed something in the search bar. 

However, the new Firefox Suggest feature includes Sponsored Suggestions and Relevant Suggestions. Reportedly, these new suggestions are from Trusted Partners of Mozilla.

The company claims that it will show ads only from partners who meet its privacy

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