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FVD Speed Dial Disabled without warning
I am furious that this add-on has been summarily disabled. So much so that I'm thinking of going back to Safari. I have been using Speed Dial for years without any concerns whatsoever. Please reinstate support for this extension or I'm off!
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FVD Speed Dial got disabled by Mozilla because they violated the AMO policy rules about data collection (they are intercepting search queries send to a third-party search provider).
- /questions/1358850 FVD Speed Dial disabled as an Add On but now I lost all my links
Modified by cor-el
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.