This is very sad.
Also, I had no idea Mozilla was working on subscription products.
Mozilla is trying to encourage people to sign up for a Firefox account, which will be the conduit through which the company can offer paid, premium services like secure data storage and a virtual private network (VPN), which can protect you from hackers when you’re on a network that isn’t secure.
The Google issues are complex, but a huge part of what makes Google problematic is that a lot of people have so many eggs in the Google basket. Their email. Their passwords. Their files. Google can do what it wants, because people can’t easily exit their ecosystem.
So while I trust Mozilla and appreciate what they’re trying to do, I don’t think the answer is changing baskets. I think the answer is better egg distribution.
Even more evidence that Firefox wants to be the anti-Chrome | Fast Company