Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Firefox recommends reading articles while driving.

  • 6 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • Last reply by user633449

more options

I received an email from Mozilla and the very first sentence reads "Ever come across an article that would pair nicely with your morning commute? Wish you could get it on your phone without the fuss of sending yourself an email?"

I am appalled that Mozilla is recommending people be on their phones while driving. I like Mozilla, but if this is the culture they promote, I may have to be done with them.

I wanted to post this on Mozilla's page before I put it on facebook or any other social media. I want to make sure I'm not over re-acting.

Attached screenshots

Chosen solution

I agree with the poster and understand how they could read it like that.

Read this answer in context 👍 0

All Replies (6)

more options

In my opinion this wording applies to the public transport :).

The guy on the movie is traveling by train.

Modified by TyDraniu

more options

What a stretch of your imagination! Accusing Mozilla of promoting use of a handheld device while operating a motor vehicle.

I have seen many reasons for users deciding to quit using Firefox over perceived "faults" with Firefox or with Mozilla, but yours takes the cake as far as being the most asinine reason so far in 2018.

Thank you for that feedback, it serves to promote my premise that Mozilla should be more careful who they let use Firefox. It can be dangerous in the wrong hands.

more options

I also read "...with your morning commute?" as something to do while travelling on a train, subway, bus, taxi, uber, or any other case where you are not driving.

more options

Chosen Solution

I agree with the poster and understand how they could read it like that.

more options

Yes, if they suffer from a rectal - cranial inversion.

more options

You are definitely assuming that everyone commutes while driving a car. There are many other ways to commute to work. Obviously Mozilla doesn't want people to text and drive, but if your morning commute is in a bus, a train, a ferry, plane, or carriage ride, than you are safe to be reading all the articles you want.

Also, you're using a pretty old version of Firefox (58). You should update to 61.0.1 ASAP. Update Firefox to the latest release

Modified by user633449