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[ITW] Ad industry threatens Firefox users with more ads if Mozilla moves on tracking plans

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March 25, 2013, 6:28 AM — The online ad industry has attacked Mozilla over its decision to block third-party cookies in a future release of Firefox, calling the move "dangerous and highly disturbing," and claiming that it will result in more ads shown to users.

The fierce reaction came from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Association of National Advertisers (ANA), both of which laid out positions in blog posts on March 14.

Looks like the bad guys are out of the closet now and rearing their ugly heads....
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I don't feel threatened...
Edited by PyroTechNiK - 3/25/13 at 8:27am
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Lol, so Webbrowsers are now no longer allowed to decide what their own piece of software does ?
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What the idiots in the ad industry don't understand is that people only click the ads by mistake.
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that why I love ad blocker forget them I dont buy there crap from ads any way let them cry foul all they wont
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Lol, so Webbrowsers are now no longer allowed to decide what their own piece of software does ?

Hell most users of computers aren't even allowed to decide what their own software does. Windows, OSX, and even to a degree Android and some parts of Linux (mostly the proprietary stuff you add on). It's been this way for a long time. Honestly, Mozilla should just tell them "piss off" and throw in a super aggressive AD-blocker turned on by default. Then what are they going to do? Hijack webpages and if they ID a FF user block the page? They need to stop with the flash and fullscreen hijack ads because like DRM those things are what cause normal users to seek a "fix". What is so hard for these idiots to understand?
     
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What planet is this guy on? What did ad companies do before tracking cookies?

Guys like this are the scum of the earth.
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"Any group that stands between consumers and advertisers is misguided and unnecessary," said Jaffe.

No, you are unnecessary.
Edited by Rubers - 3/25/13 at 8:33am
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Lol, so Webbrowsers are now no longer allowed to decide what their own piece of software does ?

They haven't been since the days of The US Government vs Microsoft. wink.gif
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There are ads on the internet? Hard to tell with ad blocker.
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Mozilla must be doing something right if those 'people' are complaining about it.
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