On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:44 AM, Martin Stransky <stransky@redhat.com> wrote:
That's still much better than Chrome where the price (user tracking) is hidden and you can't disable it.

Well, Chrome isn't an option for Fedora due to proprietary portions... however, there is the Chromium project and there is an effort ongoing to get it included in the Fedora repositories.  

I don't think Mozilla has done anything inherently evil by including these ads in Firefox.  It was done in a very unobtrusive way and they made it ridiculously easy to disable.  

One other point about Google, Chrome and the Chromium project.  Many people have alluded to the evil empire of Google and it's nefarious tracking and hording of user information.  It isn't nefarious if you explain to people exactly what you are doing.  Google has gone to extreme lengths to make it's data collection policies as transparent as possible.  You can learn about what Chrome collects and how by reading the privacy policy which is easily found.  If you take the time to read it, you'll find there is nothing sinister at all going on.  What is going on however is the fact that Google competitors are spreading FUD much like Microsoft had done about Linux.