Every now and then, I come back to my Firefox having opened the "I don't care about cookies" blog, with some "news" which I don't care about one bit (no pun intended). The whole point of the extension is to not see a bunch of annoying crap on webpages, yet the extension itself (and many others) insist on doing the same thing: forcefully opening a new tab, loading their URL into my browser without my consent and with seemingly no ability to turn it off.
This is very insulting and violates all kinds of basic privacy and security measures. I hate being forced to trust these shady extensions, and try to keep them to an absolute minimum, but the modern web is literally unusable without several of them running.
What can I do about this on a technical level? Firefox itself has removed nearly every single useful "about:config" option over the years, so I doubt there is an option left for this, but I'm very curious to hear what you all do about this.
Do you just accept this behaviour and pretend as if it isn't happening?