>"Privacy should be the default situation
Though I agree you are not going to get that with free trojan horse software and services Google gives away. Will get some downvotes but I believe to a large extent for a while there it was Google's "blood" money that helped keep Firefox competitive with Chrome and IE and even perversely made privacy possible (if not Google then Netscape who helped get things rolling initially). If it wasn't for corporate entities such as Red Hat, IBM, Google, etc paying developers the open source ecosystem wouldn't be nearly as polished including Firefox. I can almost guarantee the vast majority of the Firefox code base was written by people paid to develop the code. I also remember the days before the big boys when you had to dick with the monitor timings in X config to get XFree86 to work and praying you didn't destroy your CRT monitor which was possible to do.