If you haven’t been following the Google vs. US Justice Department antitrust case, you probably didn’t know that Google tried extremely hard to avoid having any trial documents posted online. That was eventually overturned by Judge Amit Mehta, who is overseeing the case.

  • @Shadywack
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    That’s a classic example of enshittification. The search use to be really helpful, but we need to squeeze out some better metrics for selling ads and impressions, so let’s enshittify the search some with more garbage results and AI driven results which results in people returning to search again because their first search took then to an AI Linkedin page or a ChatGPT generated Quora article, or some Reddit thread where someone asked for help but nothing helpful was answered except to refer someone to a pinned thread somewhere else that you need to Google for again. Oh look, sponsors!

    • @AceBonobo
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      10 months ago

      It’s ridiculous, they meet short term goals but long term @avidamoeba will realize they need to switch to Firefox.

      • Avid Amoeba
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        510 months ago

        Don’t go for the big stick right away… 😂

        I really tried a month ago and failed after running into a few issues. I’ll try again once they release full support for extensions for mobile. That should bring NoScript sync between desktop and mobile.

        Am a monthly supporter of Mozilla so that makes me feel better.

        • @bob_wiley
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          deleted by creator

        • @[email protected]
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          210 months ago

          What browser do you use on mobile that has noscript sync with desktop? You make it sound like it’s some feature other mobile browsers have that Firefox is missing.

          • Avid Amoeba
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            110 months ago

            Not at all. I just wouldn’t use Firefox without it. Completely personal.

  • Avid Amoeba
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    910 months ago

    Ugh… I have specifically been irritated by this change. It literally takes me more operations to get to a page from my history or bookmarks. It’s straight up counterproductive for me.

  • ConstableJelly
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    310 months ago

    A generation living too late to explore the Earth and too early to explore space–also doomed to live so long in the era between a fledgling, pre-corporatized internet and a free and open post-corporatized internet (which I consider inevitable, eventually, because a capitalist, enshittified internet can’t sustain indefinitely…right?).