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Re: All Google Search Results: "This site may harm your computer."
From: Colin Alston <karnaugh () karnaugh za net>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 23:18:14 +0200

On 2009/01/31 04:50 PM Peter Beckman wrote:
This morning whilest Googling, I got a bunch of "Permission Denied" to
"/interstitial?..." URLs on Google.

Then all my search results got listed as "This site may harm your
computer."

Is Google broken, or is the functionality of listing sites as broken,
broken?

You know, I recently started turning off safe-site checks to stopbadware.

Never mind this incident, I've noticed *a lot* of sites getting blocked arbitrarily. Checking the site for reasons gives only the most tenuous reasoning, and on a number of occasions misspellings of the site I was actually visiting (as in, it was blocking the site I wanted based on a similarly or misspelt version being bad).

I do think Firefox for one misappropriates the accuracy of the system. Essentially it is allowing one site to dictate what their users can view.

Anyway, my 2c rant on web blacklists..



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