Shut Up, He Explained.

Ad industry threatens Firefox users with more ads if Mozilla moves on tracking plans | PCWorld

In their blogs, the two groups lambasted Mozilla, predicting dire consequences, including the shuttering of small businesses and small websites, fewer choices for online users, and more ads in Firefox.

“If Mozilla follows through on its plan … the disruption will disenfranchise every single Internet user,” said Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO of the IAB, in his post. “All of us will lose the freedom to choose our own online experiences; we will lose the opportunity to monitor and protect our privacy; and we will lose the chance to benefit from independent sites … because thousands of small businesses that make up the diversity of content and services online will be forced to close their doors.”


I’m sure this is entirely accurate and entirely unmotivated by self-interest.

Because the advertising industry is famous for being like that.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


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