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The case for ethical ad-blocking

el_oscuro

Re: View from inside

Wired.com does that now. If you go there with an ad blocker, you get:

"Here’s The Thing With Ad Blockers

We get it: Ads aren’t what you’re here for. But ads help us keep the lights on.

So, add us to your ad blocker’s whitelist or pay $1 per week for an ad-free version of WIRED. Either way, you are supporting our journalism. We’d really appreciate it."

All of this is true, but neither option is any good. 1$ a week is pretty expensive to go to a site a rarely look at. Plus it is yet another login with my credit card info in yet another hacked database, so no thanks.

Putting them on the white list won't work either since all of their ads are hosted by 3rd parties. If someone delivers some ransomware through a malvertisment and I lose all of my data, who is to blame?

So until sites start actually hosting their own advertisements, I'll continue to block them, and sites like wired.com will cease to exist for me.

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