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Hello all including stalwarts who have passed away. (SINC particularly, with whom I had a couple of interesting exchanges in the past.)

Is there a particularly good site which rates other web sites for possible danger or at least annoying practices?

I'd love to be able to watch World Cup games but I don't have access to TSN and neither Fubo nor DAZN has them .

There is a site called FIFAIFC.com which offers tons of games free but is essentially a peer to peer thing I think. I can,t find any sort of rating info about it. Viruses attached and so on.

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I'd love to be able to watch World Cup games but I don't have access to TSN and neither Fubo nor DAZN has them .

Why not just do a Google type search that it lists the hits for you to check out???:

Give this a try:

Or this for more specific watching in Canada:

NOTE: yes I also miss SINC and the Dr Marc and several others who added a lot to the various forums here, but certainly don't miss the obnoxious ones who thankfully seem to have disappeared.

Good luck on your World Cup games watching...




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I do agree that most people come onto forums for help, not being told to search google for their answers. What’s the point of having forums then?

It would be very nice and possibly helpful if the OP, if and when they find the answer they wanted to their question, where and how they actually found the answer, or if they actually even found a satisfactory answer. ;-)




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To answer the question about checking websites. There is not going to be a site listing all bad or good sites. Could never be done and would change every day.

If you know the URL of the site you want to check, you can submit it here. VirusTotal That will currently check the URL against 91 security scanners.
 

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Is there a particularly good site which rates other web sites for possible danger or at least annoying practices?

...Viruses attached and so on.
As far as I know, every Web browser available automatically protects you from malicious Web sites using a service called Google Safe Browsing:

https://www.macworld.com/article/193605/safari-safe-browsing.html

You can check a Web site with Google's Safe Browsing manually, if you prefer:

https://sitechecker.pro/website-safety/

As far as viruses....you may have heard that 1) the malware threat to the Macintosh currently is just about non-existent, and 2) the Mac has built-in anti-malware features. You will notice that not a single person on this, or any other, Mac discussion list, is complaining of having been infected by malware. If that isn't good enough for you, you can download and use a free version of the best anti-virus program for the Mac:

VirusBarrier Free Edition (free)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/VirusBarrier-Scanner/id1200445649

Really, all that you really have to worry about from any Web site is phishing. That is, you have to be careful not to be roped into some sort of scheme to scam you. Unfortunately, no software is going to be able to save you if you have poor judgement.
 

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Why not just do a Google type search that it lists the hits for you to check out???:

Give this a try:

Or this for more specific watching in Canada:

NOTE: yes I also miss SINC and the Dr Marc and several others who added a lot to the various forums here, but certainly don't miss the obnoxious ones who thankfully seem to have disappeared.

Good luck on your World Cup games watching...




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Hello all including stalwarts who have passed away. (SINC particularly, with whom I had a couple of interesting exchanges in the past.)

Is there a particularly good site which rates other web sites for possible danger or at least annoying practices?

I'd love to be able to watch World Cup games but I don't have access to TSN and neither Fubo nor DAZN has them .

There is a site called FIFAIFC.com which offers tons of games free but is essentially a peer to peer thing I think. I can,t find any sort of rating info about it. Viruses attached and so on.

Thanks

David
Hello pm-r (real life name Patrick) Nice to hear from you again.

I did do a Qwant search of the web site and all I really got was what they offer (which I'd already got from the FIFIICC site itself) and a bunch of info about FIFA itself which was unnecessary.

i want to check because my brother, also a soccer fan but from Vancouver so much more worldly than I, who live in the bush in Alberta, scoffed at the site mainly because of their requirement that I click on a link which entitles me to receive notification of matches and, I guess, the ability to stream them. He felt that doing that would open me to streams of porn sites etc.

As you know we in Alberta always defer to our contacts in BC.
 

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i want to check because my brother, also a soccer fan but from Vancouver so much more worldly than I, who live in the bush in Alberta, scoffed at the site mainly because of their requirement that I click on a link which entitles me to receive notification of matches and, I guess, the ability to stream them. He felt that doing that would open me to streams of porn sites etc.

As you know we in Alberta always defer to our contacts in BC.

I think I would tend to agree with what your brother said and not expose yourself by adding your name to any notification list. Not many of those I trust.

It seems one of the best ways to enjoy some of the World Cup games may be to just head over to your favourite local pub that is carrying them and enjoy the time with some friends and a brew.

At least they don't take 4 to 6 hours to play a game as the so-called North America "football" games do. ;-)

PS: thanks for your feedback, and I hope you get the chance you want to watch the game(s) you want to watch.



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As a rule I do that and will this time too.
As far as I know, every Web browser available automatically protects you from malicious Web sites using a service called Google Safe Browsing:

Inside Safari 3.2’s anti-phishing features

You can check a Web site with Google's Safe Browsing manually, if you prefer:

Website Safety Check – Is This Website Safe? | Sitechecker ᐈ

As far as viruses....you may have heard that 1) the malware threat to the Macintosh currently is just about non-existent, and 2) the Mac has built-in anti-malware features. You will notice that not a single person on this, or any other, Mac discussion list, is complaining of having been infected by malware. If that isn't good enough for you, you can download and use a free version of the best anti-virus program for the Mac:

VirusBarrier Free Edition (free)
‎Intego VirusBarrier Scanner

Really, all that you really have to worry about from any Web site is phishing. That is, you have to be careful not to be roped into some sort of scheme to scam you. Unfortunately, no software is going to be able to save you if you have poor judgement.
Thanks
I have followed the discussion, maybe even started a related thread, about virus protection and so on.
The result is that I don't have anti-virus apps and haven't needed them. I did follow the advice of the Forum and have had 2 adblockers - Adblock Plus and Ghostery - for a few years now. I have way fewer popups than many other users I know, probably thanks to the adblockers.
To answer the question about checking websites. There is not going to be a site listing all bad or good sites. Could never be done and would change every day.

If you know the URL of the site you want to check, you can submit it here. VirusTotal That will currently check the URL against 91 security scanners.
To answer the question about checking websites. There is not going to be a site listing all bad or good sites. Could never be done and would change every day.

If you know the URL of the site you want to check, you can submit it here. VirusTotal That will currently check the URL against 91 security scanners.
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That is the sort of thing I was looking for. Thank you ,

To answer the question about checking websites. There is not going to be a site listing all bad or good sites. Could never be done and would change every day.

If you know the URL of the site you want to check, you can submit it here. VirusTotal That will currently check the URL against 91 security scanners.
That is the sort of thing I was looking for. Thank you.

On that site: "No security vendors flagged this URL as malicious"

So that's good to know.
 

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To answer the question about checking websites. There is not going to be a site listing all bad or good sites. Could never be done and would change every day.

If you know the URL of the site you want to check, you can submit it here. VirusTotal That will currently check the URL against 91 security scanners.
That's just the sort of thing I was looking for. And on that site:

No security vendors flagged this URL as malicious.
Thank you.

Although I must say that I tend to agree with pm-r who agrees with my brother and who both say that clicking on a link that opens my email to receiving links to what I want might also open it to getting links I don't want.

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Although I must say that I tend to agree with pm-r who agrees with my brother and who both say that clicking on a link that opens my email to receiving links to what I want might also open it to getting links I don't want.
For such things and places, you can certainly check out their privacy policy to make sure you are protected and if so, then possibly sign up for any notices that you may be wanting to get automatically.

But don't forget that most things are usually associated with money one way or another. Just don't get trapped.



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As far as games on line go, I now have them (Although I also went to the pub this morning at 9:00. Pleasant , noisy and sad.)

I use Firefox and I signed up for a Mozilla VPN. I chose France as a location.
I get lots of direct streaming. Eventually chose Football Live Streaming Cricfree | Sky Sports Cricfree Watch Online
All the games. Several streaming platforms to choose from.
But I can't activate full screen on my MBPro OS10.14.6 Tried a couple of methods.
Not very satisfying.
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FYI, TUBI TV, a legit free service, offers FIFA coverage at:


However, you need to sign in from a US location via VPN.
 

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True. Tubi has been available in Canada for quite some time. Different programming is offered for each country, with an expanded lineup if you access it with a VPN set for an American city.


Not true. This launched in Canada today, so you can access it without a vpn.
 
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