I am a Firefox fan and use the browser all the time, hardly i open IE these day that too if it is too necessary. Lately Google wants to own the internet, it may be good for them but atleast not for us. Check thos article at cNet.com on Conflict of interest between Google and Firefox, it is worth a read for Firefox fans, but i am afraid the store is being heavily edited.
“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.”… He doesn’t have any proof of this but he has a point to tell here.
He also argues why Firefox is not including the features of AdBlock Plus and CustomizeGoogle both of them will filter the Google ads at the first place.
“why doesn’t Firefox adopt the features of AdBlock Plus and CustomizeGoogle? While the terms of Google’s contract with Mozilla are not public, even if Mozilla were contractually free to include anti-Google-tracking features, it would not be a wise move, business-wise. After all, it is not too smart to anger the company that provides more than 85 percent of your financing.”
Other important claim in the article is about the phishing sites
“This very issue was discussed by noted Web application security expert Robert “RSnake” Hansen in August. RSnake discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in Google’s gmodules.com Web site. The security flaw, which has yet to be fixed, was dismissed by the Google security team, which claimed that it was, in fact, an intended design feature.”