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Web Censorship: StopBadware.org

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I am curious as to why my web browsing is being illegally censored by Firefox and your apparent "partners in crime" Google/Stopbadware.org? After I enter certain addresses, your (Firefox) "Attack Site Warning" page pops up. I then click on "ignore warning" followed by "this isn't an attack site", then I am sent directly to StopBadware.org. where my journey ENDS without any way to continue on to the site that I have every legal right to visit. So again, why is my web browsing being censored against my will? Im sure your response will be something similar to "its google/stopbadware.org that is doing the censoring and not Firefox". So my follow up question would be why are you (Firefox) partnering up with companies that censor sites without the option to continue? If this isn't going to be resolved, could you please let me know so I can switch to another web browser?

I am curious as to why my web browsing is being illegally censored by Firefox and your apparent "partners in crime" Google/Stopbadware.org? After I enter certain addresses, your (Firefox) "Attack Site Warning" page pops up. I then click on "ignore warning" followed by "this isn't an attack site", then I am sent directly to StopBadware.org. where my journey ENDS without any way to continue on to the site that I have every legal right to visit. So again, why is my web browsing being censored against my will? Im sure your response will be something similar to "its google/stopbadware.org that is doing the censoring and not Firefox". So my follow up question would be why are you (Firefox) partnering up with companies that censor sites without the option to continue? If this isn't going to be resolved, could you please let me know so I can switch to another web browser?

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hi, if you click on "ignore this warning", the website you're trying to reach will be loaded though with the red warning bar on top, that you can x out. this will only happen on sites that are known to try infecting visitor's system with malicious software. you can easily disable that protection in the firefox menu ≡ > options > security panel as well in case you wish that.

How does built-in Phishing and Malware Protection work?

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Your protection programs may also block out bad sites.