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Making Blogger Run Properly, On Our Computers

One of the biggest problems with Blogger, right now, is how we allow Blogger to run, on our computers.

We protect our computers from threats - known and unknown - using layered security. Right now, some of us are protecting ourselves too carefully - and we are seeing the results, with problems in Blogger.

The Blogger application, which we use to maintain and publish our blogs, runs on our computers.

We get Blogger program code from the Blogger servers, and we run the Blogger code on our computers. The Blogger code includes two essential components - cookies (settings, which control how the programs run), and scripts (the programs themselves).

If we want to run the Blogger code on our computers, we have to let Blogger and Google load cookies, and run scripts, on our computers.

If we can trust Blogger to host our blogs - on their computers, we need to trust them to run their code - on our computers. We need to configure our cookie and script filters, on our computers and networks, to trust Blogger and Google.
  • In our browsers.
  • On our computers.
  • On our networks.
Cookie and script filters are found in many places - and all filters must be configured, properly. Click here for instructions on configuring your browser filters.

If Blogger Engineering is to spend their time, developing and maintaining Blogger, we have to support their efforts. We have to setup our computers properly - so Blogger will run, properly.

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