But you also sort of answered that. It would take a lot more ad hoc assumptions given our current understanding.
Stay the hell away from it.
My personal solution has been to go to Iceweasel and put a hold on that, just in case they decide to follow FF to perdition.
Alternatively, hold the FF you've got (listed earlier in comments): sudo apt-mark hold firefox firefox-locale-en.
If you're on windows, people are recommending Palemoon.
Not to the marketing department. Not to ad space. Not funneling users toward trackers. Not even puffing up some dev's ego.
Well, not any more. "Precariously one step away" from more Mozilla idiocy about sums it up and I've had enough. This time I'm not spending hours fixing everything the UX'tards broke. I've moved to Iceweasel and locked the version. You may want to try that too.
Maybe that solution will work for enough years (generations?) for open source browser devs to remember that open source was supposed to be about user control and choice.
Then along comes the seller (the whole "licensing" concept doesn't register either) and says "I'm gonna let people into your office to smash up your table. And all the crazy stuff you put on top of it."
That's just Not Done in the world of tables, and likewise for software in a lot of people's minds.
Add something about, "Pay up. I wouldn't want anything to happen to that nice little business you got there." and to plenty of people it's going to look like extortion, not the obvious result of the fact that software is not actually like a table.
(Personally, I'd want to say, "Move to open source. You can do what you want there." But I know that's even stupider than Microsoft. What are the chances someone who doesn't want to move from Windows to Windows is going to move all the way to some extrasolar weirdness?)
Exactly. Now that it's all out there, now -- gee whiz! -- they want it to stop. (Note: then turn off the tracking on your own damn servers. See? Simple.)
The time to stop it was years ago, when some man of wealth and taste first suggested it in a meeting.
And if you managed that, you'd run out of fuel for those reactors within a couple of decades. (Don't start with the but-but thorium!, or fusion, or god-knows-what-all. The testing and permitting on new tech would take us way past peak oil.)
You'd have to take care of the expected waste, plus the unexpected waste from accidents, for ever.
Meanwhile, Germany is implementing soloar and energy efficiency and is AHEAD of its targets.
The more time, effort, and money we waste chasing nukes, the less we have for a real solution.