This past week I noticed when opening my browser that my homepage changed from fiostrending.verizon.net to AOL. I checked my settings and my homepage is still set for the fiostrending. Even if I type in the verizon page it goes to AOL. Why did this change?
This was just posted at http://www.dslreports.com
so you may not have been mistaken.
[Networking] verizon home page auto-redirects to aol.com now, as of ~07/28/2017
This older verizon home page: entertainment.verizon.com/news/ or even without the "news" entertainment.verizon.com/
and this new one: fiostrending.verizon.com/
now auto-redirect to https://www.aol.com/
At first I thought this was a browser hijack, but this addon, Redirect Control, by hjgwmvya, »addons.mozilla.org/en-US ··· control/
confirms that it's an on-page redirect, not an in-browser redirect.