Skip to comments.News sites blocked? Your help needed testing
Posted on 10/23/2009 10:23:15 AM PDT by larryholycow
Anyone else having difficulty displaying foxnew.com/politics articles using Firefox,Safari or Camino? All of these browsers use the Google tool to block reported attack sites and web forgeries. Turning off that "feature" allows me to display the text of the article after relaunching the browser. Turning that "feature" on prevents the text from being displayed. Only the header is displayed. This has been happening for 3 weeks and I'm slowly testing other browsers. It would help if others would do the same. It would be great to record the browser name, version, and web page link so we can try to isolate the root cause. Word has it that it is not just foxnews.com but other conservative news sites as well.
Inquiries to foxnews go unanswered.
works fine for me in both Safari and Firefox on MAC 10.5.8
I come in through an encrypted tunneled VPN - no issue.
I use Firefox and it’s been happening to me for the past few days as well. Someone has some ‘splaining to do.
Got any that you suggest should be specifically tested? Because I don’t see any problems with Firefox.
So problem, tinfoil time, or just trying to pimp some hits for them>
Everything looks ok to me, Firefox 3.0.14, no appliations except for Chatzilla.
no problem here - Firefox version 3.5.3
I would suggest dropping the Google tool (whatever that is), since that seems to be the culprit.
There may be other alternatives. What Google tool are you using?
[I just loaded fox.com/politics in Firefox 3.5 with no problem.]
I use Opera or Google Chrome because the latest version of Firefox slows my computer down and gives me “script” errors (it’s happening to a lot of people for whatever reason, with or without plug-ins) but my guess it’s more likely a problem with an add-on rather than Firefox.
Maybe it’s your employer’s firewall. Do you work for a commie, marxist, zero worshipper, ‘rat and/or muzzie?
They are having ad problems. I couldn’t see the last Boy Scout on the test on the site.
If you copied and pasted that, it is what is known as an I-D, 10-T error. You forgot the s in news.
No problem here.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4
I got a “blue screen” last week trying to listen to a Glenn Beck interview with Lord Mockton on you tube.
Ok, so I just updated Foxfire from the 3.5.2 to the 3.5.3 version and I’m still having the same problem. I google FOX news and can get to their home page. Clicking at the top menu for politics gets me to right page and everything looks great. However, when clicking on an article in the “more stories” section it only loads their top banner and there’s no article.
My, my. Isn’t this interesting. I just went back to check it one last time before posting and now it works. Hi, FOX! Or maybe we should send a big shout out to the guy in basement of the WH?
I’m still on Firefox 2.0 with no problems but then I’m suspicious of updates to Windows and other programs unless given a good reason to upgrade.
It’s more likely a rogue ad that is holding up the page.
In Firefox and Safari, even with the s missing, both redirect to Foxnews. Good catch though.
Shut off your Google labs, then it will work ok.
Check your spelling. It’s not www.foxnew.com.
Both FireFox and Safari2 both open it for me. Running 10.4.11 on a MacBook Pro
Duh, the mis-spelling is from waking up way too early.
Actually the Google “tool” is built into Firefox. Under Firefox - preferences - security, there’s two check boxes. “Block reported attack sites” and “Block reported web forgeries”. Doing more research on those, you’ll find that Google collects site names that are supposedly “bad” and helpfully blocks them for you.
Further research shows that those check boxes may not be causing the problem. I’ll agree with previous post that a rouge ad is the cause. However, the propeller heads at FN won’t respond to inquiries nor can they seem to fix an obvious problem that’s been occurring for 3 weeks.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ has the same problem. Although, their front page is blank except for the header ad from Government Motors.
On Mac OSx 10.5.8:
Camino Version 1.6.10
Internet Explorer 7.0
Nope, not pimping for Fox. They are one of the few news organizations that give us real news, and I’m going through withdrawal. I’ve found FR and will continue to use it instead.
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