layoffs, mozilla 

Mozilla laying off 1/4 of staff blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/

Confusingly COVID-19 is blamed, but I don't understand how that could be the case unless it directly correlated with losing specific funders. COVID-19 seems like it could also be an opportunity to close unnecessary offices, dramatically reducing costs.

Worrying:
- This probably means even more browser takeover by chrome
- Vague "pivot to products" talk
- Executive pay keeps going up twitter.com/withoutboats/statu

layoffs, mozilla 

@cwebber Not to mention a not so subtle hint at abandoning Firefox with the "We have to focus on the products that make money" bit 馃槵

Follow

layoffs, mozilla 

@ari what are those though

are there any?

Web 1 0 3

layoffs, mozilla 

@cwebber Uhhh

Ads on the front page I guess, via the pocket acquisition.

Their reselling of Mullvad.

layoffs, mozilla 

@ari Mozilla really, really shouldn't be in the business of overselling privacy through VPNs. While VPNs do mask your IP address to sites you visit, they're still a central target for surveillance...

It's really unfortunate that "a VPN is (mostly) another ISP" is not well understood...

layoffs, mozilla 

@cwebber Oh absolutely, and they completely know better. The only good VPN ad is the one Tom Scott did where he was like "A VPN company tried to sponsor a video but they wouldn't let me actually explain what a VPN does and what it does and doesn't protect against, so I'm just going to explain this anyway and not mention the VPN company."

re: layoffs, mozilla 

@cwebber @ari Mozilla's VPN is really Mullvad though. At least in the US, VPNs are at least "a better ISP".
Sign in to participate in the conversation
Octodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!