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

  • Jay Baker (he/they)
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    202 years ago

    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.

    • @[email protected]
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      -102 years ago

      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?

      • Jay Baker (he/they)
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        132 years ago

        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.

  • @[email protected]
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    112 years ago

    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.

    • Jay Baker (he/they)
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      122 years ago

      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.

    • Oliver
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      22 years ago

      What are you talking about?

      • @[email protected]
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        22 years ago

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

    • @[email protected]
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      68 months ago

      It’s a shame that Russia has to be Russia because Yandex has some good stuff. I like their maps and street view equivalent (it only works for places like Russia and Belarus but I’ve played around with it out of curiosity) - it’s less clunky than Google’s and it lets you change the year to view streets scenes from different years. If only that could have gone global.

      • @[email protected]
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        28 months ago

        it lets you change the year to view streets scenes from different years

        Google Street view lets you do this too, but only on the desktop site. It goes back to 2010 in some areas near me.

        Google Earth (the downloadable Windows app) lets you see historical satellite images, more than what’s available via Google Maps. There’s satellite images going back to the 1940s in some areas, in varying levels of quality.

  • @[email protected]
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    22 years ago

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

  • Amicese
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    2 years ago

    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.

    • @[email protected]
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      52 years ago

      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.

      • Amicese
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        12 years ago

        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.

  • dinomug
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    02 years ago

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