Turn off ad blockers, or no access...

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by rrrh1, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. rrrh1

    rrrh1 Registered Member

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    Over at DSL Reports:
    Forbes forces readers to turn off ad blockers, promptly serves malware

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30519192-Forbes-forces-readers-to-turn-off-ad-blockers-promptly-serves-malware

    Well I have been looking at their (Forbes) site:

    1. If you block flash
    2. Use an ad blocker
    3. Have Java script disabled (serves blank page only)
    4. Use current version of Google chrome
    5. Don't allow third party cookies

    You will be given a warning and can't access the site.

    Have booted a Linux distro and been told I am using an ad blocker so they are apparently tracking your IP address.

    Just how far are you willing to go to read Forbes content ?

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  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  3. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Using uBlock Origin, Flash Control and block 3rd party cookies, with Firefox (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0) and have no problems viewing Forbes.
     
  4. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    Not one step, it's not worth any effort.
     
  5. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I agree :thumb: There's plenty of other sites.
     
  6. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Any site that does not want my visit can feel free to turn me away. If they were reasonable with their ads I wouldn't be using a blocker.
     
  7. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    Bingo. Any site that invites me to visit them from another site should not try to distract me from the reason for my visit! I came there to read something that you CLAIMED you had so here I am ... why all the intrusive ads? Simple and pure ads, stuck to the side of the screen WITHOUT any flashing, no problem, they DO NOT get deleted in my software because they do not distract from the reason that I visited the site in the first place. But all annoying ads that try to grad my attention, bye bye.
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  8. haakon

    haakon Registered Member

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    I'm not their target audience. Those needing such narrowly focused professional access is involved enough to afford a subscription and write off the expense.

    The ads at Forbes don't rise to level of those encountered at hotchicks dot com or ones that derive content from the Kardashian-like entertainment world or, well, you know. Which is not to say they didn't shoot themselves in the foot in their initial attempt at forcefully serving up their revenue content.

    As for opening a link present on another site - that's not Forbes' fault.

    So true. Anyone who can't find what they need... That is just so sad. :'(

    Otherwise it would seem for 100% free access to professional content, the Free Steak Dinners Wagon is slowing down.
     
  9. monkeylove

    monkeylove Registered Member

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    No problem with Cyberfox, uBlock Origin, and FlashDisable.
     
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