Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Lennie on Wed 18th Aug 2010 15:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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Fully agree on the security and speed.

Also I would like to add, I don't want to be tracked by all these idiot companies:

I specifically don't use Facebook, etc. because of this.

I don't mind if you collect some statistics, but don't go combining every source of information like that.

Many months ago there was an ad on osnews which was sending 'AJAX'-requests every 15 or 30 seconds to track how long you where on the page.

Enough is enough, I really don't want this.

Edited 2010-08-18 15:49 UTC

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