Paid for this!

Continuing the discussion from FVD disabled in Mozilla Browser:

EXACTLY!, I PAID FOR THAT SPEED DIAL AND NOW I CANNOT USE IT?

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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 re-enabled 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.

  • Mike Hoye on behalf of the AMO team.

You stand by this decision? A lot of people who use your the FF browser use FVD for their bookmarks. I just lost over 800 bookmarks without warning - a lot of them government. How could FF not give a ‘heads up’ to users that this add-on would be D/C in - say a week, and that users needed to download their bookmarks? Do you not care at all about your customers? Your beef with the makers of FVD has given you authority to wreak havoc with your users. Talk about arrogant. WOW.

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