Re: The adverts are getting more intrusive
"If you are not using Firefox, DO IT NOW!!!"
If you are using the Android version use Bluhell Firewall instead of AdBlock Plus.
For all Firefox installations also add Ghostery and Self-Destructing Cookies.
Also restores the functionality of the "back" button, which can now use your local cache instead of refetching the page.
..This probably reduces page hit statistics on web sites as a side effect.
However on my phone, I'm paying for the bandwidth AND my battery lasts longer.
I feel sad for iPhone and Windows Phone users as they don't have the option to use a web browser which screens out all this junk. (has this changed?)
[For reference, I'm not exactly running android, but am running Firefox on my BB..]
Just yesterday I installed Chrome on a friend's XBUNTU installation so he could have an up to date Flash if he required it. (..Yes, I've been removing Flash from all systems as a general rule for the past three weeks. The hassle has always been too much, but Linux systems need to be purged as Adobe stopped providing updates some time ago, so all Linux Flash installations are obsolete!)
Several worrysome things occured.
First of all I've been using IXquick as my default search engine for some time now and in searching for "get chrome" I was presented with a number of websites *which were not Google* even though some of them claimed to be! Ghostery blocked several of these which were redirects and I allowed one to find I was not on a secure https connection and there was no information on who the web site was through Firefox's URL info box.
I finally cruised over to Bing to find the proper URL link for the Chrome download. (I'm sure Google would have worked properly also..)
Once inside of Chrome, and searching for the Adblock Plus plugin, I was presented with MANY false Adblock services..
It's madness, I tell you, madness!
(Madness takes its toll. Five cents please..)
It's getting so that I as an (alledged) expert am getting confused by all the misdirection and scamming out there.
Oh yes. FlashControl for Chrome. Goes without saying!