Two weeks ago we posted about add-on metadata pings in Firefox 4 and included information on how to opt out of them. Shortly afterwards, a bug was discovered that caused the opt out process to not work properly.
After finding this bug, we did a thorough review of all add-on ping interactions and began working on a simplified process for opting out of metadata that isn’t tied to automatic update installation. We expect this bug will be fixed for Firefox 4′s final release and will post again here with updated opt-out instructions then.
We apologize for the inconvenience.