If you want to get suggestions for web searches, you don’t have to use Chrome or Safari anymore. Mozilla is releasing the Firefox Suggest feature, which, as the name suggests, provides appropriate results when you’re putting in a search, whether it’s from the web or Pocket. When you search for Costa Rica, for example, you’ll see a Wikipedia link that will assist you to discover more about the country.
Contextual suggestions based on typed queries, click data, and “city-level” location data are also being developed by the corporation. Given Firefox’s history of privacy concerns, this may raise some eyebrows, but Mozilla emphasized that only a small number of early US users would be required to opt-in.
The objectivity of certain Suggest links may be a bigger concern. When looking for Vans sneakers, Mozilla plans to promote information from “paid, verified partners,” such as an eBay link. While Mozilla promises “trustworthy” content, these aren’t always the most logical or spontaneous suggestions. You can simply conduct a conventional web search to avoid these de facto advertisements, but you’ll want to examine some links carefully before clicking them.