@aral Fact check:
Safari introduced itelligent" tracking protection in iOS 11/Safari 11 (Ref https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_(web_browser)#Safari_11) --> In September 2017.
At that time the first tracking protection experiment of Mozilla was long finished. (Ref: https://testpilot.firefox.com/experiments/tracking-protection – finished in February 2017)
Also DDG Browser has been released later: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/7sw2i3/duckduckgo_released_there_own_fully_focused/
And finally, also #FirefoxFocus is way older than these two: Mozilla released it at the end of 2016. (Ref https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2016/11/17/introducing-firefox-focus-a-free-fast-and-easy-to-use-private-browser-for-ios/)
Conclusion: Firefox was well ahead of many browsers in terms of tracking protection and can be said to be one leading party in that stuff.
(also in reply to @bootsy) About search, yet again: Google is only default in Europe and US, AFAIK. I think they _had_ Yahoo in the past, but after Yahoo got bought by Verizon they ended their contract.
In Russia and China they deliver other local search engines. (altghough those are certainly not more privacy-friendly)
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