She's obviously concerned about being logged, Charlie. And you are well aware of that historical issue in SE.
Redirects are also a really big problem. I've gone to one site, only to watch the redirects bounce to up to six other sites, not of my choosing, and not what was posted. Some of those sites, I would NEVER wish to be known as having visited, and I sure don't appreciate knowing that they log there. I can set my security settings to where I don't do redirects, but I prefer to log them and see what happens for future reference. There are some people's links I simply will not follow anymore.
Viruses are everywhere, and you are at the whim of the independent server owner/operator to make certain their site is adequately maintained and protected. To get a system that catches viruses and attacks "on the fly" when in active communication on the web to the server, I am looking at over $5,000 to protect my private server and the domains on a particular server. That is the type of thing people with blogs or who use their own home machines as servers for, don't likely do to protect viewers.
You would hopefully hesitate to get into the car with an unlicensesd driver, particularly one who has never even had a license to begin with. The same with servers that are not protected. You need to know exactly where you are going to be ahle to calculate the risks of clicking on any link.
Since you list in your profile that you have advanced computer skills, you no doubt know this already though. . .