11 August 2016

And the Arms Race Begins

Facebook creates ad blocker proof ads, and the ad blockers block those ad blocker proof ads.

I use an Adblock plus.

Ads frequently serve up malware.

I also serve ads at my site.

I understand the moral ambiguity here:
As you may have noticed over the last few days — I sure did — Facebook recently incorporated a sneaky change to the way its ads are displayed that disguised them as ordinary content and circumvented ad blocking software in browsers. Ads crowded the streams of even the most vigilant users.  But this hell on earth was not to last: two days and change later, the Adblock Plus community has found a way to block them again.
Expect more back and forth on this.

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