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[usatoday] Facebook to block ad blockers on desktop

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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is joining the advertising industry's fight against ad-blocking software.

Starting Tuesday, Facebook will make it tough for ad-blocking software to distinguish between a status update and a sponsored ad on the desktop version of the social network.

This the first time Facebook has blocked the increasingly popular — and controversial — software that strips ads from web sites.

"We are making it harder for ad blockers to be effective on Facebook for desktop," says Andrew "Boz" Bosworth, Facebook's vice president of ads and business platform.

Fueling the rise of ad-blocking software: A growing backlash among consumers who are weary of being bombarded by ads that obscure content, cause pages to load slowly, drain batteries, consume too much mobile data or pose risks to their security or privacy.

The advertising industry says ad-blocking software costs billions of dollars a year in lost revenue and violates an implicit social compact: people agree to be targeted by ads to consume free content and services.


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They will fail miserably as any other anti-adblok measure in the past... rolleyes.gif
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What I read.

"Facebook inspires developers to make even better ad-blockers, oh and the hosts files has just been updated"
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It would be pretentious and not very insightful to just say "well duh!" but.....well duuuh!
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Everyone is free to load what ever content they want if someone doesn't want to load certain parts of webpages they have the right to do so. As well as not load FB pages at all and use one of the other million of social crap sites.
Of course advertising companies like FB, Yahoo, Google, MS, ... are pissed when their revenue is reduced by people not loading the parts of pages they do not want to load. They still make a lot of money anyway adblocking software is mostly known to more technically skilled people not the everyday joe or jane which is where they get their revenue anyway.
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I am interested in how they plan to implement such a plan, and if it will effect the host file method of ad blocking. I have always used a host file to block ads instead of relying on 3rd party applications that may or may not be collecting data on you or are being paid to let certain ads through.

Edit:

Honestly though, facebook.com is a redirect in my host file, so I dont even know why I am worried about this.


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Good thing i don't even use Facebook or any other social media stuff.
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Are they starting today? It is Tuesday after all...
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Bring it on FB... You can't stop us blocking your crap..
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meh I go on facebook once a week not like I lost anything. Heck I think I check OCN and my other gaming sites more then FB
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