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[FC] Firefox Faced Advertiser Backlash Over "Do Not Track" Feature.

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http://www.fastcompany.com/1739058/m...-track-feature

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At a meeting with ad executives after introducing "Do Not Track," Kovacs says reaction to the feature was wholly negative.

"Their first posture toward us was, 'You're breaking the web. It's an economic model,'" Kovacs recounts. "'If you do this, you're single-handedly breaking the web. It'll be a great place for a non-profit, but you don't understand the web.'"

Kovacs couldn't believe what he was hearing. "I said, 'So you're telling me your entire business model is based on your users not knowing what you're doing with them? Is that how it works?'"
Now THAT'S how you deal with high up executives!

Mozilla's CEO is a top ranked chief, much respect.
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Awesome man. I hate stupid ads.
    
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Horray for humanity! And here I thought it was all going downhill
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Horray for humanity! And here I thought it was all going downhill
With Kovacs fighting the good fight for us, hope will always burn eternal.

Much like the phoenix, Firefox rises from the ashes time and time again to shatter expectations and illuminate the ignorant.

Truly a legend among mortals.
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So then your reaction must be that you don't think you can create an experience great enough that they'll actually overtly subscribe to it. Is that true?'"
Pretty much sums it up , good to see some people still have balls.
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I have used FF for years and they have always given me a reason to continue to use FF. Thank you Kovacs.
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Muahahahaha!!! Sensible questions 1, ad executives 0.
Firefox FTW

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http://www.fastcompany.com/1739058/m...-track-feature



Now THAT'S how you deal with high up executives!

Mozilla's CEO is a top ranked chief, much respect.
This is stuff that actually boosts my interest enough to move to FF, to support this stance.
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post #9 of 94
very NORMAL response.. something like i would have said. Its like he isnt a major company exec at all lol, screw politics, thats my kinda guy
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While I'm not particularly a fan of the browser, Kovacs standing up to these datamining money-hungry fools just goes to show that the spirit of Mozilla is still alive and well within Firefox. +Rep to Kovacs.
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