Yandex and Mail.ru have been removed as optional search providers in the drop-down search menu in Firefox.
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Yandex and Mail.ru have been removed as optional search providers in the drop-down search menu in Firefox.

If you previously installed a customized version of Firefox with Yandex or Mail.ru, offered through partner distribution channels, this release removes those customizations, including add-ons and default bookmarks. Where applicable, your browser will revert back to default settings, as offered by Mozilla. All other releases of Firefox remain unaffected by the change.

Bugzilla: 1759009 - Update Distribution Config

lemmy.ml: Firefox v98.0.1 removed Yandex search option and used misleading bug name to hide it

Hacker News: Firefox removed Yandex search option

WTF Mozilla?

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I guess it’s time to ditch Firefox;

The only other browsers that I already use are lynx and eww instead.

Maybe I should make my own (LISP) browser; a browser that can easily be duplicated and used by the community.

I switched to Librewolf on the desktop and Fennec on Android. Mozilla has disappointed me recently several topics beyond this politicization. It’s sad because I have been a Mozilla enthusiast for decades.

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Amicese
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Mozilla has been under control by Google; so I am unsurprised that they are acting like this.


I don’t think supporting firefox of Firefox will help much though.

They released a new version just for that? Do they not have anything better to do than hating Russia?

The Putin Regime is diabolical, of course. And divestments and boycotts helped bring down South Africa apartheid, so such actions they have their place. But I think what bothers a lot of people is the double standards of corporations doing business with, say, the likes of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who trample over human rights and whose brutality has created the worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen. It’s definitely worth debating the targeting and effectiveness (and consistency, or lack thereof) in such pulling of services.

Ah yeah Russia is committing apartheid on people… was it not Ukraine committing apartheid on ethnic Russians and the Russian language since 2014? Just like Israel on Palestine?

Way to put words in the commenters mouth. The fuck are you on about.

I don’t remember saying anything about that? I was talking about boycotts and divestments as strategies. I’m certainly not going to defend the Ukrainian state any more than I am the Russian state as somehow the poor little “oppressed” entity; that’s ludicrous (and kind of grotesque to compare Russia to Palestine…jfc). It’s the people I care about, not nation-states.

Awesome!

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And there are still many folks who believe that Mozilla is still a foundation. Yet another corporation.

It’s both.

And to add to the conversation, the Foundation is the “wOkE” side that chuds love to hate for their social justice efforts, the point being that this decision might as well have nothing to do with the Corporation, since even folks aligned with social justice causes in the West are pro the Russophobia going on right now.

Hate the state, not the people.

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It would help if both had different names and not just “Mozilla Corporation” and “Mozilla Foundation”.

Lol well said.

Fucking hell Mozilla. First DuckDuckGo, now Firefox. And Brave still refuses to pull its head out of its ass to be a viable alternative. The Fediverse continues to prove that it is the future for people like us, fuck corporations.

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What are you talking about?

I’m talking about privacy and freedom respecting services going out of their way to submit to western politics. I like my services unbiased.

Being pro-privacy and pro-freedom is a bias. (Not a bad one)

Yeah, Brave’s CEO is Brendan Eich. That put me off right there. Mozilla aren’t perfect, but at least they kicked him to the curb.

You both can still use UXP-based web browsers if you support the devs.

This is nonsense.

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