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Ad blocking is a reality, but is it unethical?

MWEB writes: "If there’s one place to debate just about anything with a stranger you’ve never met, it’s the Internet. From human rights issues, to whether the world is actually flat and they lied to us, it’s all there.

One of the biggest debates on the Internet that has re-entered the spotlight over the last few months is whether or not ad blocking is unethical. Earlier this year an update to Apple’s operating system included ad blockers in the App Store..."

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HanCilliers1060d ago

Very interesting. We all hate ads, but remember when you block it you also block someone's revenue. And that revenue is the reason we can watch many of the things we enjoy.

Yi-Long1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

I don't have an ad-blocker installed on my phone (yet), but the way some sites handle ads, they are certainly pushing me towards using an ad-blocker.

On my PC I do have an ad-blocker. Sadly, in this day and age, it's a necessity. Both because of safety-issues, as well as to simply avoid the huge amount of very intrusive and annoying ads being shoved in your face.

I don't mind normal banners, but stuff with auto-video, auto-sound, pop-ups, unskippable ads before videos, etc etc.... those need to die.

SonZeRo1059d ago

What I tend to do is block ads on sites I might only visit once, if its a site I use repeatedly I will allow ads unless they are obnoxious then I will block ads.

kingPoS1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

It's not when some sites contain annoying auto playing ads & malicious redirects.