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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It's Not the Ads, It's theTracking!
by curio on Sun 20th Sep 2015 04:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2010-05-03

"OSNews has moderate ads. We do our part.

Yet you still install ad blockers."

News-flash Thom! I haven't used an ad blocker on this site in a very long time. I still haven't seen a single ad.
Guess why?
That's right! Because OsNews doesn't serve a single ad that doesn't require that readers, fool enough to disable their tracking blockers, allow their privacy to be raped as well, as they're reading/seeing those ads.

You can lose the whole "us poor-ole little guy sites will be hurt" mantra as well.
The very moment you decided to hitch your wagon to all those filthy keyhole peeping, perverted trackers/stalkers for your entire income, you became an extension/franchisee of Google and the rest of those privacy invading tracker scum. You're now part of the beast.

You and Gruber can share a nice tall glass of hypocrisy among yourselves then.

Here's a hint/test for you reformed hypocrite wanna-bees going forth.

Duck Duck Go is gaining market share every day. They're not complaining about ad blockers. Why?
Well their claim to fame/come-on is

"WE DON"T TRACK YOU!", and I don't block their ads.

Find an ethical way to serve ads without raping your reader's privacy and we just might see a few of those ads.
That'll be OsNews doing your part!

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