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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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
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1 posted on 10/23/2009 10:23:16 AM PDT by larryholycow
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To: larryholycow
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2 posted on 10/23/2009 10:25:16 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: larryholycow

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/index.html

works fine for me in both Safari and Firefox on MAC 10.5.8

I come in through an encrypted tunneled VPN - no issue.


3 posted on 10/23/2009 10:26:27 AM PDT by monkeypants (It's a Republic, if you can keep it.)
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To: larryholycow

I use Firefox and it’s been happening to me for the past few days as well. Someone has some ‘splaining to do.


4 posted on 10/23/2009 10:27:15 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: larryholycow

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>


5 posted on 10/23/2009 10:27:15 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: larryholycow

Everything looks ok to me, Firefox 3.0.14, no appliations except for Chatzilla.


6 posted on 10/23/2009 10:29:46 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: larryholycow

no problem here - Firefox version 3.5.3


7 posted on 10/23/2009 10:32:29 AM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: larryholycow

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.]


8 posted on 10/23/2009 10:33:57 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: larryholycow

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.

Cindie


9 posted on 10/23/2009 10:34:09 AM PDT by gardencatz (Thank you America, for exercising your free speech rights my Marine is fighting to defend!)
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To: larryholycow

Maybe it’s your employer’s firewall. Do you work for a commie, marxist, zero worshipper, ‘rat and/or muzzie?


10 posted on 10/23/2009 10:34:18 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: bgill

They are having ad problems. I couldn’t see the last Boy Scout on the test on the site.


11 posted on 10/23/2009 10:34:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: larryholycow
Anyone else having difficulty displaying foxnew.com/politics

If you copied and pasted that, it is what is known as an I-D, 10-T error. You forgot the s in news.

12 posted on 10/23/2009 10:38:04 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: larryholycow

No problem here.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.4) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/index.html


13 posted on 10/23/2009 10:41:10 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe

I got a “blue screen” last week trying to listen to a Glenn Beck interview with Lord Mockton on you tube.


14 posted on 10/23/2009 10:46:45 AM PDT by 20 years too late
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To: AppyPappy

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.
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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?


15 posted on 10/23/2009 10:54:36 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: larryholycow

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.


16 posted on 10/23/2009 11:01:40 AM PDT by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: bgill

It’s more likely a rogue ad that is holding up the page.


17 posted on 10/23/2009 11:02:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: mnehring

In Firefox and Safari, even with the s missing, both redirect to Foxnews. Good catch though.


18 posted on 10/23/2009 11:05:39 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: larryholycow

Shut off your Google labs, then it will work ok.


19 posted on 10/23/2009 11:13:50 AM PDT by Concho
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To: larryholycow

Check your spelling. It’s not www.foxnew.com.


20 posted on 10/23/2009 11:14:12 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: larryholycow
No problems for me on Firefox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer 8.
21 posted on 10/23/2009 11:40:43 AM PDT by snarkpup ("If you can't run anywhere, become stronger than anyone!" - Lt. Cmdr. Lyar von Ertiana)
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To: monkeypants

Both FireFox and Safari2 both open it for me. Running 10.4.11 on a MacBook Pro


22 posted on 10/23/2009 11:42:43 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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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.


23 posted on 10/23/2009 12:36:41 PM PDT by larryholycow
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To: PAR35

On Mac OSx 10.5.8:
Camino Version 1.6.10
Safari 4.0.3
FireFox 3.5.3

On Windows:

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.


24 posted on 10/23/2009 12:36:44 PM PDT by larryholycow
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