The Mozilla Foundation and its Commercial arm, the Mozilla Corporation, has allowed and endorsed a web browser than enables users to block major annoyances on the web, use ActiveX and other technologies safely and generally impedes the rights of web site owners to spray your desktop with pop-ups and more easily hijack your computer and install keygrabbers, viruses, trojans and software that enables your computer to become part of a bot-net army that hurls spam around the world. Millions of V1/|gr@ sellers, pr0nographers, predatory loan companies and hackers are thus denied their right to use the internet to perform identity theft, credit card theft and to destroy the usefulness of email as a medium of communication.
While blanket virus block in general is still theft, the real problem is attempts at proper security. Blocking Firefox is the only alternative. Demographics have shown that not only are FireFox users a small percentage of the internet, they also have big noses and few friends and often fail to bathe regularly, therefore blocking FireFox seems to have only minimal financial drawbacks, whereas ending resource theft has tremendous financial rewards for honest, hard-working pornograhic website owners and developers..
Since Firefox actively endorses secure web browsing and is linked to the Thunderbird email program that includes a spam filter the sites linking to this page are now blocking Firefox until secure web browsing ( i.e. botnet theft) is stopped.
Firefox users can simply, of course, set their usage string to be IE using another extension but we’ll pretend that we are living in an alternative universe where that extension doesn’t exist.
If you are offended by the sheer idiocy of the idea of blocking a browser that has 30-40% penetration in large markets like Germany, well, have a laugh, have a beer and get on with your life.
And remember – Adric is watching you, always.