To me this spills over into a bigger issue, merging "copyright concerns" with "security warnings". I expect a legit "security warning" to be ... about security.
Now, I don't know how long the website has been blocked by MBAM, but to me this looks suspiciously like stealthy censorshipI wouldn't be surprised. I've noticed Chrome giving me errors/warnings when I go to some sites. It doesn't happen very often, but... Those sites aren't exactly mainstream, and I can see why someone would want to censor them.
But when the IP gang pressures a browser to report a site as "unsafe" really bugs me, because it tries to play the gen public's honest attempt to be safe, for a few loose ends.
My best example is Primewire.ag showing up in Firefox/related's lists as "an attack site".
Now I'll listen to one of my betters here, but it generally seems like cheap tactics.
That's interesting. The other day I installed Google Canary (Chrome), on my new laptop - having not used Google Chrome for quite a while since migrating to the new laptop. (I had previously used the developer channel release of Google Chrome on my old laptop.)
I clicked on a URL for a website - I don't recall exactly, but I think it might have been one that was offering a Chrome add-on not available from the official Chrome store, or something - and a WARNING!! screen popped up asking "was I sure I wanted to go there?" or something, and suggesting I bitlify
the URL (I could not and do not understand why I would want to do that, or what use it would be) - and there was a button I could press to do that. It also had a warning to the effect "Proceed at your own risk"
. Now, I was going there anyway, proceeding under my own risk as it were, when this stupid popup had intercepted me - so this was none of their bloody business and apparently simply a stupid scare tactic to discourage me away from that URL.
The trouble is, when it seems as though someone doesn't
want me to see/know something, I become suspicious and curious to know what it is that they are trying to hide
, as, from experience, people hiding things can often mean that there is something unethical going on.
I shall try and repeat this case and copy details to here or to some more appropriate thread in the forum.
Maybe we should start a discussion thread reporting cases of discovered "Internet Censorship" or something (or is there a suitable discussion thread already).