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Old 07-24-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Your Obligation to Online Advertisers


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The IAB wants you to know that if you don’t let online advertisers follow you around when you’re surfing, then you’re scum, a criminal and probably a traitor to your country. At least, that would seem to be the thick of it from reading their latest in a series of diatribes against Mozilla published last Tuesday on their website under the heading “Has Mozilla Lost Its Values?”.

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Old 07-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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The IAB wants you to know that if you don’t let online advertisers follow you around when you’re surfing, then you’re scum, a criminal and probably a traitor to your country...
Pfff, ok. Didn't someone say at one point also that if you use Linux you're a 'commie'? Hell being considered a traitor to one's country might be relatively easy. I don't watch mainstream media, or tv much... Don't believe any of my politicians... I have a bad habit of questioning authority...I don't believe everything I read....Yea I could be a traitor, because I don't go along with the program.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 03:23 AM   #3
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It's called projection. The call you what they are.

They want to shove their intrusive, obnoxious, make your **** BIGGER NOW ! ads one me. They are the scum, and they can **** off. I'm keeping all my ad banning technology and not giving them an inch (or 8), ever !

Did you see the slashdot article on how they want to put ads on German passenger trains so when you lay your head down to rest, it buzzes the ad in using bone conduction (like a tuning fork). Very nice advertising scum, very nice.
 
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Wow.

Good find, Christine Hall.

And this isn't even about blocking ads (in which case the IAB's alarmism might actually have some basis). This is about blocking the mechanism used to target ads.

Furthermore, given what else has been in the news lately, the timing of the IAB editorial is just amazingly blind.

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