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Blocking ads? Smaller digital publishers are smacked the hardest



I don't have a problem with the ads showing up. What I have a problem with is companies that want the ad income, but don't seem to care that the 3rd parties that supply them with the ads spew out malware causing drive by infections- worst case being zero-day for which the result (for BIOS-APTRAT) is replacing the machine (or wielding SMT soldering tools... not practical usually).

So I installed lite weight ad-blockers (ABP, RequestNow) to help prevent malware problems. If companies want to whine about visitors using ad-blockers, maybe those whiners ought to look in the mirror for the cause.

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