I just registered here so I can ask why was an extension, “Mining Blocker” disabled by Mozilla? I followed the links provided and I arrived here.
The bugzilla link.
The block was issued February 9th, but I only discovered it today when I reviewed my installed extensions. My understanding of webextensions is that they should function much better and for a longer period before showing any sort of issues, the reason given for the block is “abusive or malicious code”.
The extension was licensed under GPLv3. I only install free software extensions, because I know there are malicious extensions out there, unless the license was changed to a nonfree license and it included malware like behavior, I see no legitimate reason for the block.
I know Mozilla is working on an anti-mining feature themselves but that can’t be the reason for the block since there are other similar extensions still on AMO.
And it was one of the best anti-miner extensions too, it had a “heuristics” feature, it scanned for active mining code in addition to having a block list.
There was a webpage where the extension was hosted, but since it’s now disabled I can’t find it, it would be nice to contact the extension developer on what’s going on.
I would like to know why this block was issued, thanks!