I’ve gotten a few complaints this week from some overly paranoid people that say they can’t see WUWT anymore in Firefox, but can in Safari. The problem seems to be related solely to a browser extension called “ghostery” which is somehow flagging Adobe Typekit (used to provide custom fonts on WordPress) as some sort of malware.
I suspect this happened all of the sudden due to some sort of “upgrade” that was automatically installed for Ghostery.
Adobe Typekit is used by thousands upon thousands of websites, it is completely safe. Just look at the list of major websites in the lower right that use it:
Personally, I think the Ghostery browser extension is a complete waste of time, as what it does is handled by other malware and AV programs installed in your computer, but some people insist on using it anyway and bizarrely demand that I change WUWT to accommodate them. Well folks, tough noogies, I can’t, I don’t have any control whatsoever over such things.
However, the end user does, and here is the simple solution to the problem:
Ghostery browser extension is blocking Typekit
Go to Options > Blocking Options > Trackers > Widgets and uncheck “Typekit by Adobe”.
If you don’t want to perform this simple task, then there’s no other solution except to uninstall Ghostery.
Thanks for visiting WUWT – Anthony Watts