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The Ultimate Tool For Social Change: Ad-Blockers

The Ultimate Tool For Social Change: Ad-Blockers

 

BY Tom- EFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to tell corrupt corporations to shove it?

 

 

Are you sick of crony corruption deals that allow big business bullies to buy Washington, DC?

 

 

Then turn on your Ad-Blocker!

 

 

In every internet browser there is an option to activate “Ad Blocking” and prevent the annoying, privacy abusing outsider software that is trying to spy on you.

 

 

Ad Blocking software is not just about keeping you from seeing the latest cheap socks ad from Walmart, it is about stopping companies from using your browser to spy on you and harvest your private information while you are trying to read the news, watch Netflix and chat to your friends.

 

 

The latest suites of Ad-Blocker tools, from multiple developers, fake the data that internet ad harvesters get, so that their ad tools only sweep up fake data that skews their results to damage their metrics. This means that, as of now, not only are all internet ads a waste of time and money for corporations, but the data those privacy abusers get from their ads is entirely designed to ruin their “Big Data” attempts to trick consumers. The corporations had been sold a game-plan that told them that they could just sit back and Hoover-up every citizens personal information by hiding back-doors in their ads. The public is not going for that and has revolted on the digital playing field.

 

 

Reddit has gone ballistic about this and most internet users encourage everyone to activate their Ad Blocking software, or download and install a plugin for Ad-Blocking and Privacy Security. Here is the latest on the issue from Reddit:

 

 

Alternate title : 17 media groups, including New York Times, Washington Post and Dow Jones have no idea how the Internet work.

 

[–] 0x5f3759df 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

No surprise there.

 

[–] Fuck_Zionism 18 points (+56|-38) ago 

Alternate title: Jews try telling us what we can and can’t do.

All these companies are Jewish owned.

 

[–] KosherHiveKicker 10 points (+20|-10) ago 

Who Controls The MSM?

http://i.stack.imgur.com/PPhcg.jpgJPG


90% of them are owned by Zionist-Jews so pushing propaganda is corporate policy.

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6


Now, let us take a deeper look into the ownership, presidents, VP’s and other board members of these 6 corporations. ( GE, Disney, News Corp, Via Com, Time Warner, and CBS )


CBS is owned by Murray Rothstein. He changed his name to Sumner Redstone to pass himself off as a blue-blooded Gentile.

http://www.cbscorporation.com/ourcompany-board.php?id=118&member=109


NBC owned by Brian Roberts

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-13/comcast-s-nbc-purchase-pushes-roberts-into-entertainment.html


ABC owned by Sydney Bass with Robert Iger as CEO, successor to Michael Eisner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Iger


CNN under the umbrella of Time-Warner (which includes Time and People Magazine) primarily owned by Israeli multi-millionaire Aviv Nevo who hired a public relations company to shield him from public exposure. CNN’s CEO is Jeff Zucker, former CEO of NBC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviv_Nevo


Fox News owned by Rupert Murdoch—born to Jewish mother Elisabeth Greene—making him by Talmudic law, a Jew. Murdoch also owns the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Entertainment_Group

Read Murdoch’s own words as he spews the complete laundry list of propaganda points of Zionist-Jews.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/I-am-not-Jewish-but March 4 speech to the American Jewish Committee by the chairman and CEO of News Corporation on receiving its National Human Relations Award.


Univision owned by Saban Music Group was formed in 1983 by music and television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy

On June 27, 2006, Saban Capital Group led a group of investors bidding for Univision Communications, the largest Spanish-language media company in the United States.[19][20] Other investors in the Saban-led group were Texas Pacific Group of Fort Worth, Texas and Thomas H. Lee Partners. The group was successful in acquiring Univision with a bid valued at $13.7 billion (USD).[19][21]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saban_Capital_Group#Saban_Entertainment_Group


Newsweek owned by Jane Harman and Barry Diller.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Harman

Yes… Jane Harman the Zionist-Jew caught on tape by the FBI making deals with known Israeli Mossad Agents

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Harman#2009_Wiretap.2FAIPAC_Allegations


The Washington Post owned by the Meyer-Graham family, with Donald Graham as Chairman. Dave Goldberg is CEO and Barry Diller is Senior Executive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_E._Graham

2013 – purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon’s Jewish CEO Jeff Bezos is not the first time a Jew has bailed out the newspaper.

http://www.jewishpress.com/tag/jeff-bezos/


The New York Times – owned by the Sulzberger family, with Arthur Sulzberger Jr as Chairman of the Board.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Ochs_Sulzberger


Facebook (formerly [thefacebook]) is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook


Reddit.com Reddit became a direct subsidiary of Condé Nast’s parent company, Advance Publications, in September 2011. As of August 2012, Reddit operates as an independent entity, although Advance is still its largest shareholder.[8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddit

Samuel Irving “Si” Newhouse, Jr. (born November 8, 1927), is an American heir, business magnate and philanthropist. Together with his brother Donald, he owns Advance Publications, founded by their late father in 1922, whose properties include Condé Nast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Irving_Newhouse,_Jr.


Comcast Corporation, formerly registered as Comcast Holdings,[note 1] is an American mass media company and is the largest broadcasting and cable company in the world by revenue.[2] It is the largest cable company and home Internet service provider in the United States,[8] and the nation’s third largest home telephone service provider Comcast is sometimes described as a family business.[23] Brian L. Roberts, Chairman, President, and CEO of Comcast, is son of co-founder Ralph Roberts. Brian owns or controls just over 1% of all Comcast shares but all of the Class B supervoting shares, which gives him an “undilutable 33% voting power over the company”.[24] Legal expert Susan P. Crawford has said this gives him “effective control over its [Comcast’s] every step”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast


The Rolling Stone was founded by, owned by, and operated by Jews.

Rolling Stone is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine’s publisher, and music critic Ralph J. Gleason.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stone

Jann Simon Wenner (born January 7, 1946) is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly Rolling Stone, as well as the current owner of Men’s Journal and Us Weekly magazines. Wenner was born in New York City, New York, and grew up in a secular Jewish family

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jann_Wenner


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[–] joekiser 82 points (+85|-3) ago 

The media went after Brendan Eich when he was at Mozilla under the guise of Eich being a homophobe.

We knew then that it was all a ruse. Nobody gave a shit that he supported Prop 8. The ad agencies just wanted to kill off the last remaining browser from the days of the open web.

Now look, with Eich out, Mozilla Firefox has turned into a cuckold browser complete with Pocket integration, ads on the speed dial page, built-in DRM, and an upcoming version that will render all of the old extensions (most importantly NoScript) useless.

Now they are going after him for creating a new browser that blocks ads. A little less subtle this time with a cease and desist order instead of blaming it on flammer-hate.

Enjoy the new walled-garden web.

 

[–] justdontcare 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Good luck killing palemoon…

 

[–] yjGVlGF6b 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I love Pale Moon. It’s on every one of my systems, all with extensions up the yazoo and dozens of about:config changes, it could be a total fortress if one wanted.


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[–] Randomhandle 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I use cyberfox or tor currently and am always on the hunt to make things more private.

 

[–] ECHEMYTHIA 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

The fact that you are doing this literally means you’re being hunted. They target people who try to maintain actual privacy because that means you’re “suspicious”.

Good luck anon.


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[–] HoocOtt 45 points (+45|-0) ago 

Take a moment and inhale the stupid emanating from 17 media groups.

If Brave is shut down how hard is it to make open source Brave have zero ads and just become a pure ad/track blocking browser?

For the Brave developers I am certain it is trivial matter to fork the code, remove the ad code, and post it for anyone to use.

 

[–] ECHEMYTHIA 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There’ll be SWAT teams breaking down doors to collect hard drives within a month.

That’s a conservative estimate.

 

[–] elcob32 43 points (+43|-0) ago 

I don’t see a lot of difference (legally speaking) between this, and ISPs using deep packet inspection to inject advertising. But there doesn’t seem to be any backlash for those practices.

 

[–] HoocOtt 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

The difference is the user chooses to download, install and use Brave.

 

[–] elcob32 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Versus choosing an ISP and having them install cable in your home?


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[–] roznak 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They are both evil and should be burned at the stake. We are not North Korea!

 

[–] Genr8r 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What makes brave evil? If you don’t like their ads you can turn them off without even having to bother to install any ad blockers. Or is there something else to which you object?

 

[–] carbanara 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

Streisand effect? I want Brave now.

 

[–] ServiceStud 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

It is available. And fast.

 

[–] Turn_Coat 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Great browser.


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[–] DiscontentedMajority 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I went and gave it a try, and it was really good.

I tried going to some articles on forbes.com and they loaded smoothly and nearly immediately. Since that’s about the worst offender I could think of when it comes to horrible ads, I’d say their system works.

 

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[–] ilikeskittles 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

Fuck them and the horse they road in on.

 

[–] tibstibs 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Judging from their business model, I think they rode in on a corpse.

 

[–] Turn_Coat 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, I’m gonna fuck it. you guys do what you want.


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[–] Dashippy 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They rode in on the dead horse they are beating.

 

[–] TheKobold 22 points (+25|-3) ago 

We shouldn’t be defending this browser. It isn’t just blocking ads. It blocks ads and then replaces them with their own. That is shady as fuck.

 

[–] microlyfe 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Although I’m not sure how well it would work out, their plan is to replace tracking/obtrusive ads with ads that hold up to Brave’s standards of privacy. So far, from my experience using the browser, ads that meet these standards have not been blocked. Rather than replacing ads with their own, why doesn’t Brave continue to block the “bad” ads, encouraging advertisers to meet certain standards?

 

[–] TheKobold 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Because it probably isn’t about you the customer but about getting their own revenue via their own ads.

 

[–] DickHertz 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Oh they hold up to ‘brave’s standard’ huh? Well fuck Brave – the only standard that matters is mine.

 

[–] rwbj [S] 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I wouldn’t call it shady in the least as users have to opt in to this browser. So for instance if Windows started doing this, or your ISP started doing this I’d consider it shady – but this is a program you have to voluntarily download and install and they are being extremely vocal about their plan.

 

[–] TheKobold 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Just because you can choose to join something doesnt mean it isn’t shady.


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[–] Randomhandle 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree. See my other comment in here and I think you will see we think the same on the issue.

 

[–] TheKobold -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Oh wow, I was working off the ideal that their self injected ads could be turned off. But if they can’t as you said then that makes this company no more than a ad hijacker, that’s even more shady. Especially since they are doing it under the guise of removing malicious and annoying ads.


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[–] tar-x 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I’d rather have ads coming from one source I can monitor than any website I happen to visit.

 

[–] voltagegate 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Please don’t just assume before condemning it. They allow you to opt out completely out of all ads, website or Brave-based.

 

[–] TheKobold 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am not assuming anything. I am making a statement of my feelings of it. Yes I know you can opt out. But consider this, they are replacing ads with their own ads. Know what that makes them? An advertisement company. I inherently distrust advertisement companies.

 

[–] Rock_The_Goat 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

It was launched by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, whose last major investment was in banning gay marriage in California.

Irrelevant to the topic; name calling.

 

[–] Genr8r 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Burn the witch!

 

[–] Cloaked9000 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

What Brave is doing is definitely cheeky, but hardly illegal.

 

[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It’s very Cheeki Breeki

 

[–] aileron_ron 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Learned about this browser just yesterday and would like to use it but I think it’s days are numbered. Advertisers will kill it.

 

[–] fio 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Did they not consider the Streisand Effect that this ultimately generates? I had no idea about this browser. And now I am going to use it as much as fucking possible.

 

[–] Quawonk 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Fuck them and their ads.

 

[–] Alduin 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Welp, that’s enough for me. Brave it is!

 

[–] the-gerbil-in-my-bum 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

brave has an ad whitelist, idunno what these kikes are cauterwaling about

 

[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

kill the competition in the cradle….

 

[–] Troll 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

IIRC Gnome Web also has a built in adblocker, you just have to enable it with a single checkbox.

 

[–] Firevine 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Hey guys, guess what I’m downloading now!

 

[–] Mr_YUP 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I get that ad’s make revenue to keep the companies going. However. With the massive amount of bandwidth those ad’s take, AS WELL AS, having ad groups that knowingly inject spyware into peoples computers these people have no place to say that people can’t protect themselves from invasiveness like that.

 

[–] JTMTL 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Monopolistic practice is only legal when it benefits Rich people mostly living in NYC.

 

[–] Fuck_Zionism 2 points (+8|-6) ago 

Alternate title: Jews try telling us what we can and can’t do.

All these companies are Jewish owned.

…..

 

[–] valk2 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That makes me want to use it now more than ever.

 

[–] BentAxel 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But the 17 newspaper-publishing companies that cosigned the letter sent to Eich on Thursday say that this business model is “blatantly illegal” because they claim Brave is profiting from the “$5 billion” a year the industry spends on funding journalism.

This statement is hardly enough to make a case on. If ANYONE funds journalism (and I use that term loosely with those rags) it is the subscribers and advertisers. Using advertising Click-through was ONE WAY to generate revenue through Advertising Sales. It was something that was in place from the 90’s to today. Nearly 15 years we have been following this model. This is simply a shift in the way business is done. If you, the papers do not like it, demand your users go though a database and sign them up.

Do not demand anything though. That will seal your fate.

 

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