Speed ​​dial [FVD] New Tab Page, 3D Start Page, Sync blocked as an extension

Let me know briefly if you have the Speed ​​Dial [FVD] New Tab Page, 3D Start Page, Sync in Firefox should use. Mozilla removed this extension from the Add-ons Store for good reason.

For the users, of course, it came as a surprise and many could no longer access their bookmarks and other stored information and were of course angry. One tenor was always that one could have warned in advance so that all bookmarks and information could still be saved ”.

But there is a good reason why Mozilla acted so rigorously, which is absolutely understandable.

“In 2020 we learned that the developer of the FVD add-on had started intercepting search queries sent to a third party, which is a clear violation of the Mozilla Add-ons guidelines. After a repeated violation, we have again expressly informed the developer under which circumstances this type of data acquisition is not acceptable. At that time, the developer deactivated the function, and we continued to provide FVD Speed ​​Dial.

We recently learned that the developer re-enabled the feature in question, which is still a violation of AMO guidelines. In light of these repeated violations, we have banned this add-on.

While we regret the impact this has had on some of our users, we believe our commitment to user safety and the importance of user trust in Firefox and the surrounding ecosystem have compelled us to take this action, and we stand by that decision . “

Thanks to Under the Hood for pointing this out.

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