Temporary Service Disruption for Chrome Users
June 27, 2022
UPDATE: Service is restored and back to normal. If the extension doesn't appear, navigate to chrome://extensions in the URL bar and then refresh the page.
Existing users on Chrome will receive a message that the Passport browser extension has been disabled due to a Chrome Web Store Policy violation, and new users are temporarily unable to locate the extension in the Web Store. I want to assure you this has nothing to do with malicious code or compromising your data, and users on other browsers are unaffected. A frivolous copyright claim was filed which temporarily made it past Google's filter for such claims. While the process of restoring normal service may take some time, you can manually re-enable the extension by following the process below.
Navigate to "chrome://extensions" in the omnibar.
Where you see the listing for "Passport - beautiful browser tab", enable it by clicking the button the bottom right.
When enabled it will appear blue.
Unfortunately, frivolous copyright claims are all too common particularly from individuals who have been the recipients of copyright strikes themselves, as is the case here. Thankfully Google has well-established processes for dealing with these trolls, and service should be restored soon. Sorry for the disruption. Feel free to follow @passportapp on Twitter for updates.