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