Mozilla: The internet industry should try to understand why people use adblockers

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Mozilla’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Denelle Dixon-Thayer has written a blog post asking the internet industry to try to understand why people use adblockers.

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Then users start to mistrust the entire system—including the good actors.
I’m afraid that’s exactly what has happened to me. I have a DNT header enabled, but since the bad actors don’t care, I’ve also installed Flash blockers, HTML5 video blockers, TOR, uBlock Origins, Privacy Badger, Self-Destructing Cookies, HTTPS Everywhere… the list go on and on. Since Mozilla is planning on deprecating it’s entire add-on API, I’m guessing most (if not all) of my add-ons will soon die. :frowning:


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“asking the internet industry to try to understand why people use adblockers” What are they, bloody idiots? Everyone is beyond over-saturated with ADS. Internet, TV, radio, roadside billboards, signs, restrooms, sports fields, hand-outs, EVERYWHERE! Because of the overabundance of advertising, it’s becoming less and less effective as we learn to tune it out. The advertiser’s response to this is, of course, to increase their “exposure” by finding new ways to get their ads in our faces.Â

“Creating a balance between commercial profit and user benefit” If there were any such benefit to the user, the user wouldn’t be trying so hard to block them. The “benefit” is all in the advertiser’s double-speak mind to justify their intrusion into your life!


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Creating a balance between commercial profit and user benefit is critical to the health of the Web”, she added.
I’ll believe that when I see it happen… NOT HAPPENING…

To make these improvements Mozilla needs user input and therefore asks users to test the new beta of Firefox Private Browsing with Tracker Protection. This feature should provide users more control over the collection of data.
I call this my PC hosts edit file - it already kills popups and redirects and popups ads. It works for both IE and FF so I don’t need to turn on the tracker protection when my hosts edit file does it automatically already.

honor the user’s choice and deliver the best, most trusted and most valuable experiences possible
Strange I remember this was the day the internet was just getting off the ground it worked very well and now it is so trash infected it kill the internet fun.