I haven’t seen one of these in ages:
It comes from Google through an automatic safety check in the Firefox Browser. I clicked the “Why?” button and the issue was malicious software:
Of the 237 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 28 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2014-02-08, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2014-02-08.
Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including deore-medias.org/.
2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including madadsmedia.com/, burstnet.com/.
This site was hosted on 2 network(s) including AS15169 (GOOGLE), AS26496 (26496-GO-DADDY-COM-LLC).
It gets more interesting:
Over the past 90 days, birtherreport.com appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 8 site(s) including obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/, obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.ca/, obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.co.uk/.
Is this part of the rumored birther IP honey trap project? Probably it’s related to all of that third-party advertising they include, or maybe they got hacked.
Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari are less informative:
I presume that being an intermediary for attacking browsers is the immediate cause of the violation, and if that is the case, they will get it fixed and be back up sooner or later; however, there are other possible violations of the Blogger content policy.
The most obvious violation is the pop-up advertising in violation of:
Malware and viruses: Do not create blogs that transmit viruses, cause pop-ups, attempt to install software without the reader’s consent, or otherwise impact readers with malicious code. This is strictly forbidden on Blogger.
A more substantive problem is:
Hate Speech: We want you to use Blogger to express your opinions, even very controversial ones. But, don’t cross the line by publishing hate speech. By this, we mean content that promotes hate or violence towards groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity. For example, don’t write a blog saying that members of Race X are criminals or advocating violence against followers of Religion Y.
What is interesting is that Charles Kerchner, claiming to have talked to the anonymous Birther Report owner, says that they are moving the site to a new host:
I have spoken today with the owner of the BirtherReport.com and he tells me to tell my readers to bookmark that URL and that the site should be back up in a couple days on another venue. He asks you to be patient. Also if you can, please do consider making a donation … to help the owner cover the out of pocket cash costs to make the transition to the new servers management location.
Funny, I don’t recall ever having any out of pocket costs moving between hosts, but then again I always did it myself.
Kerchner, of course, blames it all on Obama: “This smells politically motivated to me.” He goes on to say:
Since Oct 2008 I have seen numerous sites using the Google Blogger platform to post information unfavorable to Obama taken down by Google with allegations of violations of TOS but sites favorable to Obama are left alone. And from what I hear, when the owner tries to find out what the exact specific problem is they are told to read the legalese TOS and it is all explained therein.
I hadn’t noticed that, but then I wasn’t looking for it. Kerchner thinks Klayman should file a class-action lawsuit against Google on behalf of “conservatives and constitutionalists” that Google hasn’t treated fairly. Why does Google have to treat anyone fairly? Is Fox News fair and balanced?
Read more on migration:
- How to Migrate your Blog from Blogger to WordPress
- Blogger or WordPress – Tips on How to Move
- IntenseDebate plugin for WordPress