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Dangerous advertising on EF forum

Here's what happens when I click on one of your sponsored advertisers links! ( you may like )

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Old 11.09.2018, 09:07
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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

You don't use adblocker + ghostery?
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Old 11.09.2018, 09:09
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You don't use adblocker + ghostery?
Yes I do use ad blocker plus. And on EF it does not work.

Well just installed ghostery. It works.! Thanks

Any use to have both installed?

I love these ad blockers-gives one such a sense of power!

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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

You can manually block an ad with adblocker. Then it works with EF too
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Old 11.09.2018, 09:50
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Yes I do use ad blocker plus. And on EF it does not work.

Well just installed ghostery. It works.! Thanks

Any use to have both installed?

I love these ad blockers-gives one such a sense of power!
They do subtly different things - adblock's primary purpose is ... well... blocking ads.

Ghostery is more about privacy and blocking random tracking cookies. Have a look through what it allows you to block, and you'll note a plethora of things .

On this page, as I type - it's blocked 3 advertising cookies, google analytics and scorecard research (internet trends and behavior analytics).

Also blocks some cryptomining scripts, which is a bonus.

So IMHO, it's worth having both running.
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Old 11.09.2018, 09:52
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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

Well I will try ghostery alone. Maybe slows PC with both?
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Well I will try ghostery alone. Maybe slows PC with both?
Nah, these plugins have a negligible impact on performance.

Also, for blocking ads, I recommend uBlock Origin. It blocks much more things than AdBlock.
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Old 11.09.2018, 18:19
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Nah, these plugins have a negligible impact on performance.

Also, for blocking ads, I recommend uBlock Origin. It blocks much more things than AdBlock.
Well I feel a bit guilty using it on EF. They have been so good to me!
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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

My work has started blocking ads at the proxy-level.

Now, I can't view spiegel.de anymore.
Neither Bild.de - but I don't miss that.

20min & blick still work, but I kind-of miss spiegel.de

Though, with more and more articles moving to a subscription, maybe it's time to shell out for one.

The days of the free-everything internet are clearly coming to an end.

How much would an ad-free EF cost?
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My work has started blocking ads at the proxy-level.

Now, I can't view spiegel.de anymore.
Neither Bild.de - but I don't miss that.

20min & blick still work, but I kind-of miss spiegel.de

Depending on how much you miss it, you could get a VPN for that. You can get one for less than 3,- CHF a month. I recommend privateinternetaccess. Has Chrome and Firefox integration, you can easily turn it on/off.

It routes all traffic through a server before sending it to your PC, so it'll all look nice to the proxy.
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Old 12.09.2018, 02:58
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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

It's at work.

They block this stuff for a reason.
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My work has started blocking ads at the proxy-level.

Now, I can't view spiegel.de anymore.
Neither Bild.de - but I don't miss that.

20min & blick still work, but I kind-of miss spiegel.de

Though, with more and more articles moving to a subscription, maybe it's time to shell out for one.

The days of the free-everything internet are clearly coming to an end.

How much would an ad-free EF cost?
I've seen some sites move to cryptomining scripts... while you're on the site, your processor power is harnessed to mine crypto currencies...
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Old 12.09.2018, 08:00
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My work has started blocking ads at the proxy-level.

Now, I can't view spiegel.de anymore.
Neither Bild.de - but I don't miss that.

20min & blick still work, but I kind-of miss spiegel.de

Though, with more and more articles moving to a subscription, maybe it's time to shell out for one.

The days of the free-everything internet are clearly coming to an end.

How much would an ad-free EF cost?
Well I never looked at any of the ads on EF. They were simply unbelievably dumm.
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Old 12.09.2018, 08:22
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You don't use adblocker + ghostery?

Thank you so much. Didn't know about these and downloaded ghostery, which is amazing!
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Old 12.09.2018, 08:25
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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

amazing how much empty space I have now on some web pages.
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Thank you so much. Didn't know about these and downloaded ghostery, which is amazing!
And owned by Evidon, an advertising company. I stopped using it years ago.
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And owned by Evidon, an advertising company. I stopped using it years ago.
Nope....

Envidon sold ghostery to Mozilla in 2017.
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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

And I just hope they come up with an ad blocker for TV. Soon they will force one to watch the ads on Replay TV. No more skipping the ads!
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And I just hope they come up with an ad blocker for TV. Soon they will force one to watch the ads on Replay TV. No more skipping the ads!
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Re: Dangerous advertising on EF forum

I wouldn't trust AdBlock Plus at all, they took money from google and others to allow 'acceptable' ads (meaning more sponsored) through. You can disable this in their settings, but its enabled by default - pretty shady tactics from a plugin that has ad blocking as the primary purpose.

uBlock origin is much much better, basically only very local or manual ads get through for me. The best thing is - you can also put it in Firefox mobile, thus making it by far the best mobile browser of any platform. Anytime I use Chrome mobile by accident, the amount of ads shown everywhere is astonishing.

But AFAIK it doesn't block tracking cookies, so this Ghostery might be a good supplement.
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