Ad Blocking?

I’m finding more and more sites are demanding that I turn off my “ad blocker” to view their content. This is disingenuous because I am not attempting to block advertisements. I am, however, blocking trackers which are attempting to capture my Internet activity and sell this personal information – doing exactly that for which Facebook is now in hot water.

I understand that many sites rely on advertising revenue to support themselves. Fair enough. Just show me ads, count the page views, but don’t track me and we’re good. Or just go subscription-only. But don’t lie to me that about ads when it is really the personal data that you want to steal. BTW, all I need to do is show harm and then all the elements of fraud are present.

 

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