@cybernomad @andreas Who pays for the development of ungoogled Chromium? That option exists to give those that might try to push for something better being developed to have an easy path to not pushing for something better and having something they can settle for.
It's not enough to have a privacy respecting tool, but it needs to be sustainable too. These sponsored tiles are actually really tame compared to regular adtech, and they need to be considered in the context of Firefox being the only real competitor to Chromium and the recent rounds of layoffs at Mozilla and ongoing financial difficulties there.
The proxy seems a pretty reasonable solution (I didn't investigate in depth yet) and I'm also pretty happy to let Mozilla benefit from my eBay or Amazon shopping, giving less of a cut to various billionaires.
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