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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sure, but then you should stay off the internet completely.

What a stupid exaggeration. There is nothing wrong with wishing to reduce the footprint attackers may use against you, and ad networks are a very, very attractive target for attackers because then you can reach a much larger audience than you could if you attacked a single, specific website -- ergo, reducing or disabling access from ad networks is a perfectly valid security-measure.

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