Many web publications have decided to ask readers kindly to disable ad blockers if you visit their site with adblock on. For a publisher that relies on advertising (instead of donations like we do) it makes sense to have users turn the adblock off, their income from advertisers is dwindling and they wish to stop it. For a reader, however, there may be other reasons for using adblock than just to avoid ads. Any ad network today is indistinguishable from malware and exploit kits as I’ve said before, they have obfuscated js, hidden iframes, many forked redirects, invasive tracking, suspicious TLDs, control data in the URLs… Ad blockers are used as much for privacy reasons as security reasons.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Adland