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NYT On Eich: ‘Mozilla Is Not A Normal Company. It Is An Activist Organization.’

by David Badash ● 11:59 AM April 5, 2014
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In a highly-popular post on their tech blog, Bits, the New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo explains “Why Mozilla’s Chief Had to Resign.”

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Mozilla Mounts Major Social Media Defense: CEO Brendan Eich Wasn’t Fired, He Quit

by David Badash ● 5:34 PM April 4, 2014
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Mozilla has handled this incredibly poorly from the very start. And now they’re forced to mount a social media defense on Facebook and Twitter to correct the record and stress that Eich quit on his own, he wasn’t fired.

Civil Rights

Change Of Heart? OkCupid Drops Block On Firefox

by David Badash ● 2:58 PM April 2, 2014
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OkCupid, the online dating website that is still making headlines over its blocking of the Firefox browser to its more than five million monthly visitors, has apparently now dropped that block.

Bigotry Watch

Common Ground? Gay And Anti-Gay Activists Now Demanding Firefox Boycott

by David Badash ● 1:56 PM April 1, 2014
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Talk about being caught in the middle. Mozilla makes the world’s second-most popular desktop browser, Firefox. Soon, however, that ranking may be in jeopardy.

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Mozilla Anti-Gay CEO Story Explodes After OkCupid Blocks Firefox Users

by David Badash ● 9:38 AM April 1, 2014
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Call it irony, or poetic justice, perhaps, but the idea of a dating site exponentially expanding awareness of an anti-gay internet titan sounds just about right.

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Mozilla Employees Ask New CEO To ‘Step Down’ Over Prop 8 Support

by David Badash ● 5:29 PM March 27, 2014
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Some high-profile Mozilla employees are protesting the promotion of Brendan Eich to CEO because of his anti-gay position.

Discrimination

Firefox And New CEO Respond To Anti-Gay Charges By Totally Not Addressing Them

by David Badash ● 7:17 PM March 26, 2014
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Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, are ignoring the elephant in the room: their new CEO is still anti-gay. He may decided to treat everyone equally, but he doesn’t believe gay people are equal.

Marriage

Firefox, The Anti-Gay Browser?

by David Badash ● 12:55 PM March 25, 2014
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The newly promoted CEO of Mozilla, the parent company of the popular Firefox internet browser, donated $1000 in 2008 to support Prop 8 and ban same-sex marriage in California.

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Firefox Users Boycott Browser Over New Anti-Gay CEO

by David Badash ● 9:02 AM March 25, 2014
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Some Firefox users are furious over yesterday’s promotion to CEO of Brendan Eich to lead Mozilla, the company that makes the world’s second-most popular internet desktop browser, Firefox.