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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #90 on: October 22, 2015, 04:50:35 PM »
Press is starting to block ad-blockers, but also extensions like Ghostery, Disconnect, Do Not Track me etc.
Read about the first tests against firefox ad-block users to see how many users of adblockers will disable their protection (because you then may be vulnerable to mal-ads, and the adblock-blocking websites cannot guarantee you a malfree ad experience: http://www.cityam.com/using-ad-blocker-city-am
The tests are meant initially against the 20 percent of ad-blocking users on FF, other browsers are not being targeted for the moment.
Remember the use of NoScript makes that you can fully circumvent this anti-adblock experiment. A pity that the use of NoScript is a minority under the 20% adblock users of the Mozilla browser.
In Germany a judge meant that adblocking is legit, but BILD magazine started to experiment with an adblock wall as well.

Well the real reason is not ads, but the continuous tracking of users to earn from selling their profiles. They are not telling you that, the anti-adblocking is just a means to another end, it is anti-tracking blocking!

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #91 on: October 22, 2015, 07:10:22 PM »
L.S.

Is there room for some middle-ground here? Read: http://blog.fairblocker.com/brewing-battle-over-ad-block/
There is, it is an adblocker with another pay model. But apparently the formula does/did not work:
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The FairBlocker project is currently on hold. All functionality has been disabled.
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This because the brewing war on adblocking/anti-adblocking,  is not really over ads - it is over marketable user-tracking.
The earlier posting in this thread has made that clear and Google departments everywhere should better be clear on this.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #92 on: October 23, 2015, 03:43:58 PM »
For what it's worth, I have been using Adguard AdBlocker and to get rid of YouuTube "pop=up" ads I use "AdBlock for YouTube".
Adguard AdBlocker is stronger than AdBlock Plus or uBlock Origin.
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #93 on: October 25, 2015, 01:04:56 AM »
Hi Craig,

New developments here on the old continent however with restrictive anti-adblocker and anti-script-blocker walls installed by magazine sites (tests for firefox users (24% block ads) running in Germany at the moment). They even had a judge take down instructions how to circumvent it on the ABP blog. Seems more and more Media now join that anti-adblock bandwaggon to make users cannot view their sites with either an adblocker active or javascript blocked. The adblocking issue is a pre-text, as adblockers are a perfect way to also block user tracking and that is the main reason for the war on adblockers. ;)
On other occasions I also said that the main reason for me not to lower the adblock visor is malicious ads.
Whenever you wanna see site content without ads on such anti-adblock paywall sites, your best bet is going to a webproxy where your adblocker block all ads anyway. Problem solved for the mean time, as the struggle will go on like a cat and mouse game, especially while the anti-adblockers now feel they have the law on their hands.
What's happening to the once free Interwebs of old?  :(

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2015, 06:23:32 PM »
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