Future of the web

Fresh off the press is an article with Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker which talks about Firefox’s fight for the future of the web:

“In the early days, we thought all companies and social networks cared about us and cared for us,” says Baker, speaking for web users as a whole. “And increasingly it has become clear that, no, you need someone looking out for you.”

Baker’s pitch is that only Mozilla is motivated, first and foremost, to make using the web a pleasurable experience. Google’s main priority is to funnel user data into the enormous advertising engine that accounts for most of its revenue. Apple’s motivation is to ensure that customers continue to buy a new iPhone every couple of years and don’t switch to Android.

Well-angled interview covering a profoundly important topic of the day. Worth reading in full.