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This web page (community.plus.net) - what's it doing?

VileReynard
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This web page (community.plus.net) - what's it doing?

I use Apache in local mode only - i.e. I don't support any external web pages.
Yet I have loads of entries in my Apache logs that say
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127.0.0.1 - - [03/Sep/2010:14:50:48 +0100] "GET /plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.plus.net%2Fblog%2F2010%2F07%2F07%2Fkidzui-safe-browsing-for-kids%2F&layout=button_count&show_faces=false&width=450&action=like&font=verdana&colorscheme=light&height=21 HTTP/1.1" 404 510 "http://community.plus.net/" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.Cool Gecko/20100723 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.8"

What does kidzui-safe-browsing-for-kids do?
The relevant web-site says:
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Then we heard from many of our users that they used Firefox but we also love and use firefox in the office - so, in response to the Firefox community we extended the KidZui experience to work as a Firefox add-on so that all Firefox users now have an easy way to let their kids safely browse the Internet

Am I being supplied with malware by Plusnet?
I don't want any kiddyware.

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Luzern
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Re: This web page (community.plus.net) - what's it doing?

Quote from: A

I don't want any kiddyware.
I understand: it wouldn't fit you. Cheesy
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: This web page (community.plus.net) - what's it doing?

Looking at the source, it should be trying to get that from www.facebook.com
You've not blocked www.facebook.com by setting it to localhost in /etc/hosts have you?
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VileReynard
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Re: This web page (community.plus.net) - what's it doing?

Thankyou, Atavistic Cool
I was blocking facebook - by sending it to 127.0.0.1
Back in early July, Plusnet also wrote an article in early July about this kidz thing which captures a lot of personal information.
Plusnet seem very proud of their blogs; probably that's why the page takes so long to load.
I've unblocked everything and it now seems to work better - I never use these social networking gadgets.
I realise I'm still going off and retrieving all this miscellaneous rubbish that Plusnet put on the community.plus.net home page.
But at least I won't be keeping a log of it. Grin