Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stabroek News web site problem

I visited the website this morning only to be told by my browser (Firefox) that:

"This web page at has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences."
And that
"Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners."

Now this may not be the fault of the web site manager. If a web server is sharing an IP address with other web sites then one of those other web sites might be the cause of the problem. But given the size of the Stabroek News web site I would expect they have their own address.

A more likely cause of the problem is ads which appear on the Stabroek News web site but which are generated by third parties who are careless or irresponsible.

The additional information provided by Firefox seems to suggest that the ads were indeed the problem.

Iran's seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders

There have been many calls for the release of the seven innocent Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran. Many Baha'i leaders in Iran have been executed over the past several decades without just cause. Concern for the Baha'is in Iran has been expressed by many including (recently):
  • UN Human Rights Council
  • Amnesty International
  • European Union
  • the Prime Minister of Canada
  • Roman Catholic Archbishop of Delhi
  • Swami Agnivesh

The latest news on this secretive process is that the trial seems to have ended but no one seems to know the outcome...

Trial of seven Iranian Baha'i leaders appears to have ended