Ok, I have a PAID VERSION of FVD and Mozilla Just declared it unsafe and disabled it. I want the option of using my paid apps not being turned off by Mozilla! WTF?
Hi james, i had the same problem, you can follow this link to solve the problem, but as you know, it may not be safe!
Like everyone else am very annoyed to find this just gone one morning. Lots of links stored here. And to say this is after repeated warnings to the supplier just rubs salt into the wound. It means that Mozilla have been aware of the issue for some time and this is not an emergency cut off. What about warnings to your users. I am lucky to have a speedial export only a couple of months old so now installing chrome.
In 2020, we became aware that the developer of the FVD add-on had begun intercepting search queries that were being sent to a third-party search provider, in clear violation of the Mozilla Add-ons Policies. After a repeated violation we again explicitly told them under which circumstances this type of data collection is not acceptable. At the time, the developer disabled the feature, and we continued to host FVD Speed Dial.
Recently we have become aware that the developer has attempted to re-enable the offending functionality, which remains in violation of AMO policy. In light of these repeated offenses, we have blocked this addon.
While we regret the impact that this has had on some of our users, we believe that our commitments to user safety and the importance of user trust in Firefox and its surrounding ecosystem have obligated us to take this action, and we stand by this decision.
- Andreas Wagner on behalf of the Add-ons team.
(Updated Dec 1, 2021)