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Firefox blocks NYTimes as "not secure" - must "allow" each time.

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Firefox blocks NYTimes as "not secure" - must "allow" each time.

"This website does not supply identity information." "Your connection is only partially encrypted ..." This is the New York Times website, for heaven's sake. This extremely annoying Firefox behavior is new in Firefox 23.0.

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Re: Firefox blocks NYTimes as "not secure" - must "allow" each time.

hello, for details on why this blocking mechanism was introduced in firefox please refer to Mixed content blocking in Firefox.
for a demo on how the mixed content blocking can protect you in the wild you could see the following demo/sample page by microsoft: https://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/browser/mixedcontent/assets/woodgrove.htm

if you'd like to generally turn of mixed content blocking nevertheless, enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named security.mixed_content.block_active_content. double-click it and change its value to false.

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Re: Firefox blocks NYTimes as "not secure" - must "allow" each time.

hello, for details on why this blocking mechanism was introduced in firefox please refer to Mixed content blocking in Firefox.
for a demo on how the mixed content blocking can protect you in the wild you could see the following demo/sample page by microsoft: https://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/browser/mixedcontent/assets/woodgrove.htm

if you'd like to generally turn of mixed content blocking nevertheless, enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named security.mixed_content.block_active_content. double-click it and change its value to false.

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