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Submission + - Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page 1

An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla has rolled out directory tiles, the company’s advertising experiment for its browser’s new tab page, to the Firefox Nightly channel. We installed the latest browser build to give the sponsored ads a test drive. When you first launch Firefox, a message on the new tab page informs you of the following: what tiles are (with a link to a support page about how sponsored tiles work), a promise that the feature abides by the Mozilla Privacy Policy, and a reminder that you can turn tiles off completely and choose to have a blank new tab page. It’s quite a lot to take in all at once.
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

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  • We are reaching peak ad saturation. Next up, blipverts...

    In the event the button to allow you to use a blank page for new tabs DOESN'T get placed front and center

    1) Open a new tab.
    2) Type "about:config" in the address bar.
    3) Promise you'll be careful.
    4) Enter "browser.newtab.url" in the search bar.
    5) Set value to "about:blank"
    6) No more tiles! Yay!

If graphics hackers are so smart, why can't they get the bugs out of fresh paint?