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A Dangerous Conflict of Interest Between Firefox and Google

Nov 02, 2007, 16:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Soghoian)

"The Firefox browser may not be as independent as previously thought. Mozilla essentially owns Firefox, and it proved so when it flexed its muscles last year in forcing Debian to rename its browser IceWeasel.

"However, the open secret in the tech sector is that at the end of the day, Google calls the shots. As this blog post will explain, when a pro-user security feature in the browser threatens Google's business model, it is the feature that is made to compromise--not the search engine..."

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