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Google: We're not killing ad blockers. Translation: We made them too powerful, we'll cram this genie back in its bottle

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Re: Executives are allowed to ignore anything they want because they deserve it.

we will just see the same level of accelerated interest in using HOSTS and Pi-hole blocking

Hate to break it to you, but DNS over HTTP basically breaks this by design. Would be worth seeing who the largest champions of DoH were, given the relative timing of DoH and this.

I'm afraid were fighting a losing battle here. The Internet is now just a commercial pay per view content channel for the most part, and HTML5 has the DRM hooks to enforce it the hard way at some point if certain large companies revenue falls enough.

No idea how to do a decentralized Internet v2 though -- politicians won't let that happen easily as they like the ability to slurp from the slurpers and censor dissenting opinion.

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