Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Sep 2015 14:37 UTC
Internet & Networking

Let's talk ad-blocking.

With the arrival of iOS 9, ad-blocking is coming to mobile in a big way, and it's causing a lot of talk all over the web. It is highlighting the internal struggle some feel about the practice, but also the hypocrisy of some of its staunchest proponents. So far, it seems like the real 'bloodbath' isn't taking place where people thought it would be - namely, publishers - but among personalities.

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RE[2]: My position on ads is simple
by Beta on Sat 19th Sep 2015 15:58 UTC in reply to "RE: My position on ads is simple"
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Disable flash. Html5 ads cannot contain malware, since by design, Html/Javascript can't access anything on your pc/phone.

Except when then can: exploiting browser security issues. tracking cookies. crashing your device from webgl exploits. poking holes through https→http. Writing large content to localStorage. etc.

The only way an advert avoids being malware is not needing to run code on your device.

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