Sure hope this gets straightened out. I can understand trying to protect users, but a little warning would have been nice.
Mozilla become like another big companies - treating all their users like idiots.
hey there do you know how i can get back my bookmarks saved with Speed Dial? Thank you!
Thank you so much for this extra information. I did not know how to do this from what was posted originally.
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-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.