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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RE[2]: Ouch
by cutterjohn on Sun 30th May 2010 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Ouch"
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heh heh, I use both no script and adblock+, one of the reasons that I abandoned Chrome as it has zero capabilities to offer similar functionality at present. And the latest ff builds "feel" just as fast to me, on the sites that I normally browse, as Chrome does.

(Actually ff's even faster because I was trying the various adblockers for Chrome and found that they all first download the crap, then just hide it instead of blocking in the first place...)

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