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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

A lot of websites brought it on themselves by not monitoring what's in the ads. Even OCN has done this, there has been ads with malicious code in a few times now.

This the major reason I block all Ads no matter the site. I actually am not bother by unobtrusive ads, but if they can't keep the bad crap out then I not taking any chances.
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Ads? Whats an ADS? Is that like AIDS?

Ghostery and noscript....havent seen ads in 3 decades

Talk about nuking. Those will block the heck out of anything. tongue.gif Actually run those on my 5 year old lappy. Plus, I tend to install those on family members computers since it seems they can't stop clicking stuff that winds up infecting their computers. (My Uncle is extremely bad about this) Actually on his I uninstall Flash and Java as well.
Edited by Ithanul - 10/3/15 at 12:50pm
     
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Would be nice to be allowed to block ads on ur own dern hardware. You don't see any blue collars going into a corporate office, with with one those large Pizza waving sign around in one of their multi million dollar office meetings, "Yelling, Pizza Time!"....
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Interesting... Though I myself have mostly used AdBlock plus from adblockplus.org. Can we speculate that the buyer wants anonymity because they plan on killing the whole project? I could see this if it was affecting someone's revenue enough...
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What have they got to hide? Remember, if you want privacy you must be doing something really bad!
    
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Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post

With adblock plus I think I've seen ads once. No complaints.


I don't think ads are evil either, I just think the state of the online ad industry is absolutely abhorrent. If popups, audio/video ads and malicious virus propagating ads had never existed then ad-blockers wouldn't have either.
nope. Animated flash/html5 ads are just as annoying.

IMO, any ads that is doing more than just a static image ads is bad ads.
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What have they got to hide? Remember, if you want privacy you must be doing something really bad!

No, some people value their privacy no matter what they are doing or not doing. Would you want the whole world watching you take a dump or having sex?
     
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Anyone have a ad-blocking solution for Android they'd like to suggest? My Touchpad is long in the tooth, and can crash due to the amount of ads loading at times.

root + adfree
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No, some people value their privacy no matter what they are doing or not doing. Would you want the whole world watching you take a dump or having sex?

That was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. smile.gif
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Pretty sure that the channel company is involved in commercials and advertisement companies actually have to pay those rather then getting paid from someone clicking on a random popup.
Someone correct me if i am wrong.

You just said the solution to butt-hurt site owners complaining about people blocking adds.

Also, advertising is about awareness, not directly getting an instant sale. So skipping commercials by changing the channel is the exact same thing as blocking ads on a website since the net effect is that eyeballs aren't looking at the ads.
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I am really liking ublock origin, started using it yesterday. I love watching youtube with no ads biggrin.gif
    
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