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Firefox at 15: its rise, fall, and privacy-first renaissance

Monday Dec 2nd 2019

Fast Company: Mozilla’s browser debuted on November 9, 2004, and became a phenom before losing ground to Chrome. Now it’s doubling down on user privacy and autonomy.

There’s a good chance you are reading this in Google’s Chrome web browser, which commands 65% of the global market (and about 50% in the U.S.), according to Statcounter. Only about 4% to 5% of web surfers now go online through Firefox, the open-source browser from the California-based Mozilla foundation. But the web was much different when Firefox launched 15 years ago on November 9, 2004, and the browser began a fast rise to prominence.

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