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News Ad-blocker-blockers may breach ePrivacy Directive

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 25 Apr 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    "While there already exist ad-blocker-blocker-blockers..."
    I bet you giggled while writing that.
     
  3. Methanoid

    Methanoid New Member

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    Which AdBlocker-blocker-blockers are there? Anyone tried using AVForums with AdBlocker knows they disable functionality... so... how do we block that?
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    And the game of whack-a-mole continues.

    A quick Google turned up this one, and this one for ABP.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    uBlock Origin with Reek's Anti-Adblock Killer plus TamperMonkey in Chrome works pretty well.
     
  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    On the rare occasions I find a site that blocks me, for using AdBlock, I just go and look somewhere else. It was not so much the ads which led to me using AdBlock as the number of times I was sat here looking at a blank page, because an adserver was not responding and thus preventing the web page from loading.
     
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    tweaktown should read this. haven't been back there because the site won't show. wonder how the people that give product and payolla feel about potential viewers not seeing their review products? hardocp is a little bothersome too. don't go there either. and to be honest I don't miss either site.
     
  8. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    My understanding of the cookie law is we ended up with nonsense banners which create implicit agreements to download cookies. I'm sure anti adblock would be the same. A banner will tell you by using the site you agree to be scanned and as soon as you scroll down the page or click a link it will invoke the the anti adblock scanner.

    Sites will just operate the way they always have with just the addition of interaction event detection to trigger the script or download cookies.
     

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