Have Firefox & Google Toolbar Merged ?

Firefox Spell Checker

So firefox 2 was released yesterday , and I’ve just been browsing through the features list. The fact that some of the google toolbar features have sneaked in as default functionality doesn’t surprise me, for example the google spellcheckerspell checker from the google plugin is an obvious feature for mozilla to include in the core.

What surprised me was how the anti phishing feature was just lifted:

google anti-phisinig Mozilla anti-phising
Google Anti-Phising Mozilla Anti-Phising

This is an excellent example of open source, and it’s really good to see google sharing their work , I just hope that anti customize google doesn’t sneak in or worse still targeted adversting !

 

rgds,

Nick