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: How to get around ad blockers
by dpJudas on Sat 19th Sep 2015 16:35 UTC in reply to "How to get around ad blockers"
dpJudas
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As a web developer this solutions seems pretty obvious to me...am I missing something? How come I'm not hearing this theory more often?

Because it is almost as trivially blocked as blocking domains.

Virtually all web service calls go through XMLHttpRequest. The game just changes to blocking those requests instead. As you point out yourself, most websites would use a 3rd party vendor to create these APIs and that means for each such vendor you need one detection string. Just like with todays CDN domain blocking.

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