Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 18:40 UTC
Internet & Networking If there's one thing several people are really, really good at, it's ruining the web. The latest attempt is something quite insipid, something that had me scratching my head a few times before I realised what was going on. When copying and pasting text from certain websites, content would be added to your clipboard without you knowing about it - something like "Read more at". John Gruber finds this just as insipid as I do, and investigated a little further - while also coming up with a way to block this nonsense. Seriously - this is right up there with those in-text underline ad things.
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by bralkein on Fri 28th May 2010 19:48 UTC
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Unless I'm mistaken, the word insipid means bland and doesn't really have anything to do with what you're describing, at least as far as I can see. Do you mean insidious?

Also, I was pleased to notice that is already blocked by the useful hosts file provided at by an awesome guy called Dan Pollock. Use a cron job to keep it updated and you'll avoid all kinds of nasty crap, no matter which browser or other software you're using.

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