bitly-chrome-ffThe Internet is a massive digital playground, and as we all know too well, there can be skirmishes on the side from time to time due to different ideologies and upbringing in a physical playground, so that does spill over to the digital world as well. It seems that Bitly claimed that Google Safebrowsing, a service provided by Google to browsers including Firefox and Chrome, was the main cause of blocking some Bitlinks recently, although this particular issue has been fixed.

Google Safebrowsing intends to highlight URLs which might carry malware or phishing content, and thankfully, Bitlinks are not blocked any longer, and there has been no reports of any data or Bitlinks being compromised.

During the course of the Bitlink blockage, Google stated, “Site [Bit.ly] is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer. Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 31 time(s) over the past 90 days.” Ah well, all’s well that ends well, really, and everyone can get back to play nice with one another. I suppose this is one of the learning curves that would make the entire Internet more aware of the differences here and there, and it would certainly bode well for a more inclusive online community among different developers in the future.

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