If you’re a Firefox user, you may have noticed a weird new extension that suddenly showed up in your browser this week.
The extension is called “Looking Glass 1.0.3” and this is its description: MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT FROM YOURS. Now that sounds ominous. It’s really not, though. It’s a promotional campaign between Firefox and the TV series Mr. Robot that brings an alternate reality game to your browser. This must have sounded like a great idea when somebody pitched it to Mozilla, but the backlash has been fierce – TechCrunch
Then this happens. You can’t freaking install random add-ons on your users machines and expect to be held as an idol of privacy.. plus the worst thing is, Mr. Robot hasn’t even really been about privacy since the middle of the first season and I like that show. Although, Mr. Robot is more about bi-polar personalities and schizophrenia, which seems appropriate considering the Firefox developers and management/pr don’t really seem to be on one page…
– Mozilla’s statement on this issue is available here.