Disabling FVD Speed Dial without warning
I am furious that you disabled FVD Speed Dial without any kind of warning. I would have appreciated being given time to export by dials before losing them. Now, I'm screwed. WTF made you think this was a good idea?
I have been using Firefox for 20 years, except for a hiatus to Chrome when Firefox got too bloated. I've stuck with you recently even though I occasionally run into compatibility issues. I want to support you, but this may be the last straw. The plug in still works in other browsers. I may not come back if I leave again.
Please advise if there is a way to override the add-on being disabled at least long enough to export my dials.
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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.
Justified in blocking FVD Speed Dial? Fine, if they did repeatedly violate your policies. "Standing by this decision" and regretting "the impact" on "some" of your users doesn't solve the problem we ALL have NOR DOES IT EXCUSE FIREFOX FROM NOT WARNING EVERYONE AHEAD OF TIME so that we could all make arrangements to save those bookmarks until we could all find another extension or solution.