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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 12:43:25 AM »
Check out the comparison AdBlock Edge vs. AdBlock Plus

www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/money-mule-scam-siphons-214mn/
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 12:54:34 AM »
Cannot figure out the relation between these adblockers and the story in the link?

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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2015, 01:16:12 AM »
Cannot figure out the relation between these adblockers and the story in the link?

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It seems unrelated as this is about:
Quote from: Extract from article
A sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments is making the rounds, involving the recruitment of money mules and fraudulent “business opportunities.”

I don't see AdBlock  Edge or AdBlock Plus mentioned anywhere.
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2015, 03:30:18 PM »
Try this one...http://adstomper.bitbucket.org/Differences.html

I know what happened I posted the other link in the "Security Warnings" thread and failed
to copy/paste the right link.  :-[
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2015, 03:57:48 PM »
Easily done - I have done it myself on occasion.
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2015, 05:45:29 PM »
Open up in Google Chrome here: chrome://net-internals/#events&q=type:SPDY_SESSION%20is:active
and here: chrome://net-internals/#sockets
See: https://www.uploady.com/#!/download/Mi5MRwOPq2F/QkpRaE2lkyyl7~jo
Shown live sockets: https://www.uploady.com/#!/download/ADGi29dLiAr/IiqsShcGAV9mVr1D
and https://www.uploady.com/#!/download/14u3l_oiSEO/nafklJfJbwvlBH~g

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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2015, 01:43:25 PM »
After reading about AdBlock Plus & Google/Microsoft, well, bye bye AdBlock Plus.
Moved to uBlock in both Firefox and Chrome.
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2015, 03:35:24 PM »
I'm giving AdBlock Edge a go for now. So far, so good.  8)
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2015, 05:42:04 PM »
After reading about AdBlock Plus & Google/Microsoft, well, bye bye AdBlock Plus.
Moved to uBlock in both Firefox and Chrome.
I enabled the MVPShosts list and disabled Peter Lowe's adserver list. The reason I disabled Peter Lowe's is that I was having problems with video playback so I was trying to narrow down the filters to see which may be causing it. This video playback problem never occurred while using AdBlock Plus.


Have you added to or taken away any of these lists?
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2015, 05:54:58 PM »
Have you added to or taken away any of these lists?
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2015, 06:18:27 PM »
And why a good adblocker is needed, read: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/01/16/google-bad-ads/4513431/
link article author = http://www.usatoday.com/staff/4375/alistair-barr/
1 million suspect google ads each day removed  :o
Malvertising therefore could/should be a sound reason to continue full adblocking.

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« Last Edit: February 04, 2015, 07:15:49 PM by polonus »
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2015, 08:31:14 PM »
Yeah. It's a pity that we don't have a self anti-ad ourselves :)
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2015, 08:47:38 PM »
Have you added to or taken away any of these lists?
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What you add or remove should depend on what other tools, addons etc. you use. For example I prefer to add MVPS and the Malware Domains list to the HOSTS file for overall protection, so I remove detection for those from uBlock. The same if you use addons that block trackers etc.

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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2015, 09:04:08 PM »
I'm satisfied with AdBlock Plus, along with the filtersets Malware Domains, Easylist, and EasyPrivacy.  That combination along with MVPS hosts file means I don't see ads unless they are served from a domain that I've whitelisted.  I did uncheck the "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" in the AdBlock Plus interface.  I also use NoScript which blocks JavaScript and plugins including Adobe Flash, unless whitelisted.
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Re: Adblock Plus being paid to let certain ads through - Google, MS, Amazon!
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2015, 10:21:38 PM »
Established that on the Google Chrome start page, ABP does not block metric.gstatic.com and uBlock does.
HTTP Switchboard also blocks metric.gstatic.com.
uBlock blocks 4 requests from that page.
Most extensions do not work on such a uri.
So quite some google tracking goes on unhindered.

SSL Tracker gives Unique IDs about your web browsing habits have been securely sent to third parties.

67=ymnks3rpabxjjyjnxha-m_9kk7-//////////////////////////////////5vvmcviv0couvhgqwv082keovc8tif-r881omoyaekqqt2bfklch3gkkxblaxezh7sziv////// apis.google.com

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