Hackernews feed Hackernews https://hackerweb.app/ https://i.imgur.com/6ycoB2A.png https://hackerweb.app/ Hackernews feed An enormous thread on alleged Google Facebook collusion https://twitter.com/PatrickMcGee_/status/1451619916994396164 Sat, 23 Oct 2021 05:14:40 GMT https://twitter.com/PatrickMcGee_/status/1451619916994396164

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Leaving Google https://jayconrod.com/posts/122/leaving-google Sat, 23 Oct 2021 02:56:44 GMT https://jayconrod.com/posts/122/leaving-google

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NPM package ‘ua-parser-JS’ with more than 7M weekly download is compromised https://old.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/qdlela/breaking_npm_package_uaparserjs_with_more_than_7m/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:14:26 GMT https://old.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/qdlela/breaking_npm_package_uaparserjs_with_more_than_7m/

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Trump's new platform and the Affero General Public License of Mastodon https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/oct/21/trump-groups-violates-affero-gpl/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:27:37 GMT https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/oct/21/trump-groups-violates-affero-gpl/

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Hackernews.com https://hackernews.com/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:21:57 GMT https://hackernews.com/

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John Carmack pushes out unlocked OS for defunct Oculus Go headset https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/10/john-carmack-pushes-out-unlocked-os-for-defunct-oculus-go-headset/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:28:49 GMT https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/10/john-carmack-pushes-out-unlocked-os-for-defunct-oculus-go-headset/

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Ask HN: Best way to host a website for 500 years? https://hackerweb.app/#/item/28957573 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:24:32 GMT https://hackerweb.app/#/item/28957573

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Flexport CEO on how to fix the US supply chain crisis https://twitter.com/typesfast/status/1451543776992845834 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:10:37 GMT https://twitter.com/typesfast/status/1451543776992845834

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Police can’t demand you reveal your phone passcode then tell a jury you refused https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/10/police-cant-demand-you-reveal-your-phone-passcode-and-then-tell-jury-you-refused Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:16:27 GMT https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/10/police-cant-demand-you-reveal-your-phone-passcode-and-then-tell-jury-you-refused

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Facebook chooses profits over people https://peoplesworld.org/article/facebook-doesnt-care-about-you-tech-giant-always-chooses-profits-over-people/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:41:55 GMT https://peoplesworld.org/article/facebook-doesnt-care-about-you-tech-giant-always-chooses-profits-over-people/

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Ask HN: Can Firefox be revived? https://hackerweb.app/#/item/28954390 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:00:15 GMT https://hackerweb.app/#/item/28954390 Mozilla is mismanaged, to quote another commenter from HN:

>Mitchell Baker (Mozilla CEO) makes $3 million a year, and Mozilla asks you to donate "to help a nonprofit organization". >"On the same period, Firefox marketshare was down 85%. When asked about her salary she stated "I learned that my pay was about an 80% discount to market. Meaning that competitive roles elsewhere were paying about 5 times as much. That's too big a discount to ask people and their families to commit to."

>"By 2020 her salary had risen to over $3 million, while in the same year the Mozilla Corporation had to lay off approximately 250 employees due to shrinking revenues. Baker blamed this on the Coronavirus pandemic."

>This lady then goes on and on talking about "social justice".

>Also Google deal produces 90% of Mozilla's revenue. I would say Mozilla is really controlled opposition.[3]

Mozilla derives over 90% from it's income from Google deal.[4]

If we take all these points in considerations, it seems Firefox is in peril. It can either disappear, become totally irrelevant or do what its biggest customer dictates it to do.

If web becomes a monoculture and only one company will be able to dictate its features, than the future isn't exactly rosy for users and developers alike. We need Firefox and other rendering engines and browser to have a healthy competition.

Is it possible that some company with deep pockets forks Firefox and hires what it's left from its development team to further develop Firefox and improve its market share?

Can it be in some big company's interest to push for web competition?

Since many big corps derive their incomes from the web, it should be. If they let someone control the web, it can be detrimental to their businesses.

[1] https://news.itsfoss.com/firefox-decline/ [2] https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share [3] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28926582&p=2 [4] https://www.pcmag.com/news/mozilla-signs-lucrative-3-year-go...

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Half a million South Korean workers walk off jobs in general strike https://truthout.org/articles/half-a-million-south-korean-workers-prepare-to-walk-off-jobs-in-general-strike/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:41:55 GMT https://truthout.org/articles/half-a-million-south-korean-workers-prepare-to-walk-off-jobs-in-general-strike/

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Magit, the magical Git interface (2017) https://emacsair.me/2017/09/01/the-magical-git-interface/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:48:25 GMT https://emacsair.me/2017/09/01/the-magical-git-interface/

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How is bamboo lumber made? (2016) https://www.bambooimport.com/en/how-is-bamboo-lumber-made Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:15:33 GMT https://www.bambooimport.com/en/how-is-bamboo-lumber-made

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ConcernedApe's Haunted Chocolatier https://www.hauntedchocolatier.net/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:33:46 GMT https://www.hauntedchocolatier.net/

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The 'impossible' crane shot from Soy Cuba (1964) [video] https://twitter.com/nickdale/status/1450617359375343617 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:36:58 GMT https://twitter.com/nickdale/status/1450617359375343617

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Mastodon: AGPLv3 FOSS social network server https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:55:05 GMT https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon

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Fed to ban policymakers from owning individual stocks https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/21/fed-to-ban-policymakers-from-owning-individual-stocks-restrict-trading-following-controversy.html Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:14:23 GMT https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/21/fed-to-ban-policymakers-from-owning-individual-stocks-restrict-trading-following-controversy.html

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Beyond Smart http://paulgraham.com/smart.html Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:04:52 GMT http://paulgraham.com/smart.html

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Decreasing service fees on subscriptions to 15% https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2021/10/evolving-business-model.html Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:23:22 GMT https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2021/10/evolving-business-model.html

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