I started using Firefox several years ago because it had far better privacy protections than Safari or Internet Explorer. The desktop version still has.
I recently acquired a new Android tablet and went to Google Play [aka Android App Store] to download Firefox.
Link to Firefox on Google Play
To Google's credit they show what permissions an app takes if you install it [Apple do not]. When you look at some of these lists of permissions it is clear that many of the apps in the Play Store are little better than spyware.
I checked Firefox's permissions but I did not expect to find anything untoward.
The apps description emphasises privacy as you can see below.
However, when you look at the detailed list of the permissions the app would take it is clear that it provides anything but privacy.
How can Mozilla justify including this in Firefox? If it is not spyware it is hard to imagine how else it could be defined. It would be interesting to know what has gone wrong at Mozilla for this to happen.
I didn't download Firefox [though over 200,000 idiots have done]. I took a look at Google's Chrome browser and it does not seem to need to operate my tablet's cameras. These are the permissions it wants. They are not trivial but at least they exclude the permission for rectal probing that Firefox wants