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After your very usefull replies like or or even i guess you are a website programmer that spams the client with all that bullish. Get over it, nobody wants to be annoyed by stupid and vulnerable ads that trash your pc.
This is stealing content without giving them the advertising revenue they need to survive as a business.
Ah, so now I'm a thief?
Let us be clear; it is my PC, I pay for the electricity, I decide what the damn machine does. I never gave any website owner the permission to load third-party crap that they do not take responsibility for.
As for the revenue, that is not just coming from ads - and those tracking-cookies will not be around permanently either.
Member 12496887 wrote:
It is no different than torrenting CD.
According to the law it is different.
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You mean after the ads steal my bandwidth? F*ck you.
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Actually, using a hosts block is very different. If CNN really wants me to see an ad, then they need to host it on cnn.com.
If cnn.com is trying to display something from ShadyNetwork.cx, then they deserve to get their crap blocked. They made this bed, now they get to lie in it.
Of course, it will never happen because if CNN is hosting an ad on cnn.com and I get malware from it, then CNN is financially liable. The third party ad network not only reduces a small but not insignificant amount of bandwidth for them, but it shields them from legal liability when ads go wrong.
I don't know the statistics on the situation, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that ad networks were the #1 vector for malware infections.
Odd question why do some members care about rep points, other members, normally regulars (such as Nagy, Griff & few others) don't give a four X about it, some like below guy cares. It's not as if you will meet them at work or socially... but just have a and calm down.