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Friday, May 14, 2021

Blogger problems

For the first time that I can recall I received a dangerous site message when I tried to open the blog today. A reader called me as well to report that she was also having trouble logging in.  I got in touch with google support. The man who answered said, not to worry, it is not the blog.

Instead, it's an issue with Blogger itself. Since Blogger is pretty much outdated, browsers, such as Chrome, will consider the website as "deceptive". Basically, Blogger currently has outdated certificates and it doesn't meet Google Chrome's requirements.

In fact, you can even go to https://blogger.googleblog.com/, which is a blog created by Google itself and you'll probably find the it's also considered as a "Deceptive site".

I asked him if they were planning on fixing the problem and he didn't know. Told me to send some feedback to the developers. This is troubling to me. Google has a sad and beguiling habit of suddenly cutting the cord on their own platforms, no matter who and how bad it hurts, they did it on Google + and so many other programs. (see: killed by google)

Well, you can actually send a feedback directly to our developers regarding this. You can go to https://support.google.com/blogger#topic=3339243 and at the bottom right corner of the page, you'll have an option to send a feedback.
Joshua · 5:28 PM
I hope they don't kill the patform like google +
thanks I will
5:28 PM
It's intended for the Help Center but you can use it as means of communication to our developers.
No problem! Is there anything else about Google One that I can be of help?
Joshua · 5:29 PM
nope. thanks.
5:29 PM
It was a pleasure chatting with you today. Google loves customer feedback, so you can also click into a short survey about your overall support experience at the end of this chat. Thanks for contacting Google One Support Team. Again, this is Joshua. Have a great day!
Joshua left the chat.
5:30 PM
The session has ended.
5:30 PM

Perhaps the blog will have to go to Wordpress or something and take another shape? This is very troubling, will try to get to the bottom of it.

2 comments:

Kerr A. Lott said...

I use the Chrome browser and had no problem going to the blog today. No advisories or warnings.

Bethany said...

I had trouble 6 months ago posting comments and it was Blogger that caused the problem. For some reason using Chrome is no longer a problem for me.