The point is that we in the community need to start the migration away from
SHA-1 and to SHA-2/SHA-3 now.
That's because a design flaw in the service [McAfee Secure], and in competing services
offered by Trust Guard and others, makes it easy to discover in almost real
time when a customer has had the seal revoked. A revocation is a either a
sign the site has failed to pay its bill, has been inaccessible for a
sustained period of time, or most crucially, is no longer able to pass the
daily security test.
in ars technica
This apparent screw up in the automated filter mistakenly attempts to censor AMC Theatres, BBC, Buzzfeed, CNN, HuffPo, TechCrunch, RealClearPolitics, Rotten Tomatoes, ScienceDirect, Washington Post, Wikipedia and even the U.S. Government.
Judging from the page titles and content the websites in question were targeted because they reference the number "45".
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