FireFox is gaslighting me (Or the internet sucks)

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The internet was a mistake.








YOU FOOL!




I'm sure all of that is accompanied by at least two mandatory 15-20 second ads and takes all the fun out of it. We need to go back!



Also to be fair this probably doesn't help:

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Also to be fair this probably doesn't help:

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Jesus, and I thought my 50 open tabs was excessive.

My ad blocker on my phone claims to have blocked this much over the past month:

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I'm also skeptical. I mostly use Wi-Fi so I can't see how much total data I've used, but I'd be surprised if it's even double digit GB.
 
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I found a more detailed breakdown, which only increases my suspicions.

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Note the blocked ad count per app, and that it's sorted by most ads to the top, and #3 is a mere 5. Also I pay for Pandora, so it doesn't have any ads. So where did it block those other 867k ads? Hmmm.

I'm assuming for the data section, the uploaded/downloaded numbers are after the blocked data is removed, so it's claiming I've used 15GB. I doubt it, but even if we believe them, ads are an order of magnitude more data than desired data?! Even considering I mostly read forums and news articles and I don't stream video, that doesn't seem reasonable.

I'm going to show this to the data analytics side of my team and see what they think of it.
 
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