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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2018, 09:38:20 AM »
Computers and the internet would be so much cooler if some people weren't phishing, spamming, scamming jerks.

+1.  Though I wouldn’t limit that statement to computers and internet.

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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2018, 09:38:20 AM »

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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 09:55:51 AM »
"and they are working hard to find a fix"

No, they aren't because it will hit profits. They could vet advertiser and their ads, they could ban JavaScript. But their model is accept everything and then put a Band-Aid on bigger issues, when they put them in bad light.

Photographers are expected to work abiding to ethical standards, adsmen are not.

The largest ad network in the world has updated their browser to block what is deemed to be annoying and intrusive ads. These sorts of malicious ads are bad for business.
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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 01:29:12 PM »
The AdBlockers aren't preventing this, as they're based mostly on blacklists and this stuff is changing so quickly. I have hopes for the new Chrome and what Google is doing with killing annoying ads.

We'll be doing a premium service in the coming months. I don't like doing everything all at once, so the forum first and then the web site.

Let's see: I got AdBlock-Plus, NoScript, Ghostery, Self-Destructing Cookies, and Tampermonkey running in Firefox. I rarely (if ever) see an add that isn't integrated directly into the HTML. (It does make for a more cumbersome browsing experience though).

I understand the priorities and appreciate the "premium" version coming.

Thanks.

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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2018, 02:59:08 PM »
The largest ad network in the world has updated their browser to block what is deemed to be annoying and intrusive ads. These sorts of malicious ads are bad for business.

Are you sure? It's no surprise you've seen a surge in these ads, even on highly visible sites that should use reputable suppliers,  exactly when Google is releasing a browser to block them, and sites hurry to recommend Chrome - not ads blockers (which are far more effective than those articles say) - to block them. A very strange coincidence.

Google, together Facebook, already dominates the online ads business and has three aims: 1) Avoid more people to start using ad blockers that block its ads too 2) Broaden Chrome dominance because that's a gateway to the full users activities, data that can also used to sell more ads, something Facebook misses 3) Be in the position to block competitors ad networks at its will (a true conflict of interests).

We're speaking of the company that knowingly helped to sell drugs unlawfully, and settled with the DOJ not long ago (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/google-forfeits-500-million-generated-online-ads-prescription-drug-sales-canadian-online), to avoid a full investigation.

I'm sure it will soon be under the radar of EU antitrust.

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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2018, 02:31:45 PM »
We're speaking of the company that knowingly helped to sell drugs unlawfully, and settled with the DOJ not long ago (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/google-forfeits-500-million-generated-online-ads-prescription-drug-sales-canadian-online), to avoid a full investigation.

I'm sure it will soon be under the radar of EU antitrust.

Vestager (the competition commisioner) will probably have a field day with this  :D

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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2018, 10:56:06 PM »
If you use FireFox (which also works great on mobile), there's a really nice blocking tool called NoScript:
https://noscript.net/
It's not for everyone & you kinda need to work with it a bit to train it, but once you get used to it & establish your whitelists it's not to hard to have it allow scripts from the sites you want & block the stuff you don't.

Another nice tool is the EFF's Privacy Badger do-not-track tool:
https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2018, 04:08:48 PM »
If you use FireFox (which also works great on mobile), there's a really nice blocking tool called NoScript:
https://noscript.net/
It's not for everyone & you kinda need to work with it a bit to train it, but once you get used to it & establish your whitelists it's not to hard to have it allow scripts from the sites you want & block the stuff you don't.

Another nice tool is the EFF's Privacy Badger do-not-track tool:
https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

+1 on NoScript.

I encourage everyone to add "Self-destructing Cookies" to their must-have add-on list. It exists for Chrome as well.

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Re: Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2018, 04:08:48 PM »