Mozilla will replace the default search engine for some Firefox users

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"Firefox 98 will be released in early March 2022 and it will include a change that replaces the default search engine of the browser with another automatically for some users."
An article on Mozilla's support website confirms that the default search engine may change for some Firefox users with the release of Firefox 98.

The support article is vague when it comes to specifics. It does not mention search engines by name nor does it provide any other details.

According to Mozilla, the change is necessary because it "was unable to secure formal permission to continue including search search engines in Firefox". Mozilla "provided an opportunity to previously-included search engines to sign an agreement" and some search engine companies "did not complete the agreement" according to the article.

The nature of the agreement is unknown. It is unclear if it included financial compensation or other requirements. The Bugzilla bug listing is set to private.
 

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I wonder if they're negotiating with Brave? Brave needs to build their data sets, etc.
I guess, depends how much money for a deal with Brave, doubtful same amount of money like from Google ;)
 
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