Former Mozilla executive accuses Google of sabotaging Firefox

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 16 2019 @ 11:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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In a series of tweets, Johnathan Nightingale, the former General Manager and Vice President of the Firefox unit at Mozilla, accuses Google of sabotaging the browser to lure users to Chrome. Nightingale worked on Firefox for eight years and says that since the launch of Chrome, there were an unusual high number of incidents with small bugs on Google websites.

Nightingale says that every time, Google would say "oops, that was accidental" and that they would fix it in the next push in two weeks. But the oopses happened over and over again, dozens or maybe hundreds of them:

This is not the first time a Firefox developer complains about sabotage from Google. However, Nightingale doesn't hold a grudge against Google, and points out Firefox's downfall was caused by Mozilla's own doing.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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