Update Firefox now shows ads as sponsored address bar suggestions

silversurfer

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This article headline sounds worse than it's the real case ;) Solution to avoid is still the same: just disable Firefox Suggest!
 

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Just did a bunch of searches in the Firefox address bar with Firefox Suggest enabled. No ads yet, so the "occasional" seems to mean what it says but this could change down the road. As for keystrokes, hmmm, well after reading and considering, it seems a little alarmist esp. since as stated, most browsers have been doing this anyway to speed up searches, etc.

Firefox is donation-ware. So it could surely use a financial boost from ad revenue. I mean, it's a grey area and something easily exploited: an end-user's unawareness that this stuff comes enabled and is therefore profiting from you in some way. Don't know what to make of it, honestly.
 
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