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Old 02-03-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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http://phandroid.com/2015/02/02/goog...ock-their-ads/
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:31 PM   #2
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That explains why ADP wasn't working on some sites today... I'm OK with ads as long as they aren't "in the way". If it's like a billboard on the highway, fine... if it's like a "free vacation" style IN YOUR FACE kind of thing, screw that crap.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:34 PM   #3
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Damn, that's lame. But, are you surprised?
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:04 PM   #4
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two words: hosts. file.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Google paying AdblockPlus to unblock their ads

A more descriptive title is in order methinks.

and darn it!! The main reason I use ABP is to get around those stupid spewtube ads!
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:03 PM   #6
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two words: hosts. file.
or a local DNS on your home server (if you have one).

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Old 02-03-2015, 07:21 PM   #7
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some browsers including Opera have a block-list you can add addresses to.

mine:
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*ad4game.*
*adbrite.*
*addthis.com*
*adimage.guardian.co.uk*
*adjug.com*
*ads.guardian.co.uk*
*ads.webmedia.co.il*
*adserver.aol.fr*
*adshuffle.com*
*advertserve.com*
*casalemedia.*
*clicksor.com*
*complete.com*
*contextweb.com*
*digg.com*
*doubleclick.*
*dsparking.*
*dsultra.com
*fastclick.*
*fbcdn.com*
*google-analytics.*
*googlesyndication*
*googletagservices.com*
*infolinks.com*
*invitemedia.com*
*iperceptions.com*
*layer-ads.*
*logp.xiti.com*
*lycos.com/catman/*
*lycos.com/w/*
*media-clic.com*
*mediaplex.com*
*megaclick.*
*ministerial5.com*
*mjxads.*
*owneriq.net*
*oxado.*
*partypoker.*
*pro-market.net*
*qnsr.com*
*quantserve.com*
*redemptionservice.com*
*royalflush.de*
*scorecardresearch.com*
*searchremagnified.com*
*searchtermresults.com*
*simplyfwd.com*
*snap.*
*spylog.com*
*static.guim.co.uk/static/75218/common/scripts/sophusThree-tracking.js*
*stumbleupon.com*
*switchadhub.com*
*tracking101.com*
*tripod.com/adm/*
*webtrends.com*
*yieldmanager.com*
*.adblade.com*
*.taboola*
*.supplyframe.com*
*.begun.ru*=
*.ucoz.net*
*fbstatic*
*facebook.*
*.adnxs.*
*.sitesense-oo.com*
*crowdscience*
*nster.*
*.adzerk.*
*.sitescoutadserver.*
*.googleadservices.*
*.zemanta.*
*.redirecter.*
*.intellitxt.*
*.buysellads.*
*.undertone.*
*.amazon-adsystem.*
*.cpmstar.*
*.content.*
*.quantcast.*
*.flashtalking.*
*.zincx.*
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http://trinitymirror.grapeshot.co.uk/*
*.dianomi.*
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:27 PM   #8
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Use a hosts file.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:00 PM   #9
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Use a hosts file.
Isn't that what we've been sayin' for years?

As you know, this isn't the first instance of the "never-backstabbing, always honest" AdAllowMinus letting stuff through.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:30 PM   #10
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And Microsoft 'compels' antivirus companies to detect benign software used to circumvent activation as viruses.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:30 PM   #11
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And Microsoft 'compels' antivirus companies to detect benign software used to circumvent activation as viruses.
I have a 'loader' for win7, which MSSE detects the executable as 'hackware'. once installed, you can remove the exe, and nothing detects it.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:02 AM   #12
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Isn't that what we've been sayin' for years?
Nawwww! U SERIUZZZ?

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and darn it!! The main reason I use ABP is to get around those stupid spewtube ads!
The hosts file still works for that, even if you haven't updated it for a while.

I still don't see any annoying pre-play commercials on YouTube even with Opera where I don't have ABP.
Yahoo! are clever motherf***ers, though. Some of their small logo ads pre-render in what seems like a script on the page... and this goes around my hosts file even if I directly block the website that the ad comes from. The only way to do it is to block very very specific URLs - but that will keep me busy for a while if I try it. The other way is to block Yahoo images - but then Yahoo looks like crap.

By the way, according to that article, is the French Internet Advertising Bureau suing ABP because it is blocking the ads or because it is allowing them? Me thinks the former, but now that I read the article again, it doesn't specify. If it's the former, I can foresee another reason for a strike in France... As if they didn't have enough
Just saying. No offense to our French members here, okay.

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Old 02-04-2015, 01:53 AM   #13
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Default Re: Google paying AdblockPlus to unblock their ads

Instead of playing with your hosts file. Just tick the box in ABP !!
They don't make a big secret of allowing for paid adverts or how to block them.

And for those that are worried about privacy install Ghostery.

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Old 02-04-2015, 01:56 AM   #14
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I still don't see any annoying pre-play commercials on YouTube even with Opera where I don't have ABP.
I used Opera for a long time and left it a couple of years ago when their latest browser didn't support bookmarks.

Anyway, the old Opera team are back with

https://vivaldi.com/

For alternative adblockers, I have had good results with adguard and ublock. Adguard let's you opt out of whitelisted advertisers easily. Ublock is open source and basically a one man show, but so far it works and is pretty lightweight.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:07 AM   #15
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Isn't this crap the reason Adblock Edge exists?
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This feature is to persuade advertisers to adverise tastefully, none of that full screen playing sounds crap. Some users are happy to enable ads on certain sites to support then.

This feature is not new and as ABP themselves say it can be disabled/enabled with a check box.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:47 AM   #17
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I see no ads using Google with AdBlockPlus. As someone in the discussion on that site said it depends on settings so maybe that's the case. I'm using FF under Lubuntu and ABP with default settings. The only issue I've seen is if I open FF and go directly to gmail I'll get an ad at the top but if I wait a few seconds for ABP to fisnish loading in FF then go to gmail there are no ads.
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This feature is to persuade advertisers to adverise tastefully, none of that full screen playing sounds crap. Some users are happy to enable ads on certain sites to support then.
Yes.
I believe I have it off. The non-intrusive ads on Google don't bother me too much. But those stupid videos and banners that take over your screen and start playing a video - the makers of those need to be sent to a labor camp for a year for that.

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Their newer browsers are all based on the Chrome/Chromium engine, that's why. I'm using only versions 12 and older, which still have bookmarks and the good old functional Opera look. Keep in mind, though, that if you use those older versions, many websites don't work on them anymore - especially if they use HTTPS (though not all). You'll get a "Unable to complete secure transaction". I never figured how to go about that, so I use it only for some websites. Some scripts and flash content is also starting to mess with it.

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Old 02-04-2015, 04:44 PM   #19
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The only site that i care about to block those damn adds is (FirstRawsports) where i watch my favorite soccer streams , and for that Google Chrome and ad-block Plus is my good friend,
i can't say the same about Firefox and others.At least i don't know how to block them,i love Google Chrome and ABP for that.
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You can install Adblock plus in Firefox through the addons menu. Works just as well or better than in Chrome.
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