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December 12, 2011

Wladimir Palant high? how are google ads not intrusive? google is among the worst privacy violators

Filed under: bizarre must awesome want,catch 22,DARPA,irony — Sagacious Himself @ 8:59 pm
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I am hardcore anti-privacy-rape ergo I block 99.999% of ads with a reasonable tolerance for false positives.  My privacy is NOT a commodity.  What’s more I champion the privacy of the naive.

https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads

https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/exceptionrules.txt

@@||google.com/uds/*$script,subdocument,document,domain=suche.netzwelt.de
@@||google.com/aclk^$domain=suche.netzwelt.de,subdocument
@@||googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk^$domain=suche.netzwelt.de,subdocument

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Google profits by RAPING the privacy of its users and ALL those with whom its users interact.

(no access to bitmap manipulation software to outline image in red)

The checkbox is slightly less obscure than the about:config preference extensions.adblockplus.subscriptions_exceptionscheckbox

JD5000 would be aghast! I miss ComputerCops (CastleCops)

Privacy rape enabled by default?  That is soo unacceptable we need a whole new word to escape understatement.

Fortunately AdBlock Plus continues to be useful for content liberation research.  Still no stand alone XUL loopback proxy?

The tide in the android adblocking game is shifting in favor of privacy.

More elaborate local net filtering it is!  Oh the joy.  After epiphany I shall have some time to tinker.

“blocking ads harms free content”

really?  That tired argument.  It is obviously NOT free if the cost is privacy rape.  I HATE the promotion of android applications under the banner of free and the backhanded slap with adware flavor of malware.  Editing the APK is generally as trivial as blocking net connections.  A little more esoteric to deprive apps of reliable network state information.   The Spirit of Mozilla applied to android..

 

Blocking ads does not harm ANY free content or free software.  Blocking ads prevents one from being victimized by the heinously irrational defective business model syndrome.

“Respect my privacy” 

is the second highest concern to the allow unobtrusive ads model.  Google privacy rape?  Ring any bells?  Take a few moments (or hours if you’re a bit slow) to consider how google profits. How does allowing google ads respect privacy?  (hint: it doesn’t)

Now I’ll get to produce a PDF flyer for distribution to “everyone” how to reclaim the privacy AdBlock Plus supposedly provides.  oh goodie!  Or maybe I’ll get to repackage the extension and distribute it.  Yes, license complaints.  How’d that work out for zottmann?

Allowed adp comment with less eloquent objection but interesting malware analogy.  This is exactly what google android market does: allow “acceptable” malware.

selling != not-selling

If it is free there is no cost.

If there is a cost it is not free.

Yes, Johnny, words have particular meaning. Profound umbrige is taken against abuse of “free” as it is libelous against the thousands of f/OSS developers.

Giving away product and whining that no one purchased it?  What is your definition for insanity?

Don’t want your content in the public sphere?  Don’t place your content in the public sphere!  How challenging is this?  (genius not required)

Do Not track FARCE

until the evils of fine grained Geo IP Location are addressed one would be equally well served creating a do not track post-it note and affixing it to one’s monitor in the hopes of compliance. ISPs need offer privacy conscious users the option to have an IP address issued from a pool NOT related to where one resides/works/exists while surfing.

give the gift of education

google & privacy [poster]

 

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