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Don't Be Evil: Mozilla Warns Apple, Microsoft and Google

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Asa Dotzler from Mozilla scolded Apple, Microsoft and Google, telling them in a post in his blog this week to "stop being evil," a play on Google's mantra of "don't be evil." He is referring to the software giant's practice of installing software plug-ins without permission into the Firefox browser.

Speaking of the practice, he asked " "Why do Microsoft, Google, Apple, and others think that it is an OK practice to add plug-ins to Firefox when I'm installing their software packages? When I installed iTunes, in order to manage my music collection and sync to my iPod, why did Apple think it was OK to add the iTunes Application Detector plug-in to my Firefox web browser without asking me?"

Before ripping into Google, Dotzler wrote about Microsoft's own sneaky business of installing software for Windows Live Photo Gallery and Office Live plug-ins without his knowledge.

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