>Internet Advertising Bureau's Randall Rothenberg says Adblock Plus is an 'unethical, immoral, mendacious coven of techie wannabes'
>"We had never invited them in the first place," Rothenberg said on Monday. "They registered for this event online. When we found out, we cancelled the registration and reversed their credit card billing. Why? For the simple reason that they are stealing from publishers, subverting freedom of the press, operating a business model predicated on censorship of content, and ultimately forcing consumers to pay more money for less – and less diverse – information."
>Publishers and advertisers are particularly unhappy about AdBlock Plus' plan to generate an "Acceptable Ads" platform. This would let a brand subvert the ad blocking if it paid a fee and its ad meets specific criteria.
>Rothenberg went further by accusing adblockers in more general terms of illegality: "Many of their business models are undoubtedly illegal. Already, Shine’s model of ISP-level ad-blocking has been cited by regulators as a probable violation of net neutrality principles," Rothenburg said.
Fuck i hate it when /pol/ is right
Also, hilarious about the fucking ad jews complaining about being held hostage by ABP devs for acceptable advertising list when they've been holding everyone hostage to their Jewry for years.
When they put malware into their ads then they dont have any credibility
>pop up ads
>ads that cover everything unless you press an X for ants
>battery and data on phones get eaten up to play a fucking ad
>ads that feature annoying actors and cartoon characters
They brought this on themselves
>subverting freedom of the press
>operating a business model predicated on censorship of content
>ultimately forcing consumers to pay more money for less – and less diverse – information.
Maybe it's true some stupid fuck is banging hot bitches locally tonight with his extra thick cock he got from one unbelievable trick
He's a Jew and he's saying it for the shekels, but the core of the message is right, you know. Acceptable Ads are a racket and ABP is scum for fucking its users and ad companies alike. Unless you're a faggot, use uBlock Origin.
Not sure if that's actually a good idea. https breaks that easily, hiding rules don't work and what would the ISP actually do if a rule matches? Send RST packets? That would kill http2.
Or maybe you could be actually good at advertising, stop using fucking CPM systems, and do embedded advertising and viral marketing alone, which is what actually smart, talented companies are doing.
Fucking jews, can't even adapt to the shifting landscape that's slowly sapping their power.
Honestly, I think acceptable ads are a brilliant idea to block malware and sound ads without hurting a website's business model. It's just that for it to work you would need an independent gremium. Instead you have ABP in control, trying to outjew the Jews, taking money for declaring an ad 'acceptable'. We just need a new, community-based whitelist for non-harmful ads.
You're actually right and I agree with you about the acceptable ads program. It's too bad I couldn't give a single fucking shit about the woes of the advertising industry. I'm actually glad someone is fucking them over and giving them a taste of their own medicine. I personally wouldn't wish ill will on them, but what comes around goes around and they won't see an ounce of support from me no matter how many jew tears they cry.
This is the real reason there's a war on general purpose computing - it's more profitable when the users aren't in control. That's also why you see the big push against Linux on /g/.
>mendacious coven of techie wannabes'
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Just reading that post felt uncomfortable, let alone the way advertising firms actually sterilize lots of other ventures.
Fuck off Rothenberg
>operating a business model predicated on censorship of content
Last I checked advertising wasn't considered content unless it was on a special advertising service, like a shopping channel.
>I'm not allowed to choose what's displayed on my monitor by my computer
Nah, fuck off. When I used to watch TV I'd switch to a different channel when ads came on, I want to tune out your shitty, distracting, loud and/or ugly ads and I will.
If I frequently visit a website that has sane ads (like 4chan, ironically enough) I will allow them.
I used to allow 4chan to show ads but I ended up turning them off not long ago because japanese moot fucked up and started using an ad networks that was infecting people with malicious ads a while ago. Can't say I plan on turning them back on any time soon.
>they're forcing consumers to pay more money for less
No its you fucking advertisers that are forcing people to pay more, for pretty much everything. Literally for everything you buy, a large chunk of the money you paid goes into the pockets of these asshole just they can spam you with more shit, track you, infect your computer with adware/malware. Fuck you parasites. I hope all you advertises lose your jobs and jump of a bridge. Good riddance.
>tfw we're approaching an environment in which people will simply research the things they want to buy
>tfw advertisers are being squeezed more and more
Hopefully products which are pure piles of superfluous shit will fall by the wayside.
what caused the masses to start using adblock within the last few years? Did something big happen that made people realize that you could even do such a thing as block ads?
All these articles about adblock claim over the last few years its usage has grown exponentially even though it's existed for years
>Shine’s model of ISP-level ad-blocking has been cited by regulators as a probable violation of net neutrality principles
Funny thing this is true. And when it does come into existence, will set a great precedent for further net neutrality.
Don't loose your head, it says ISP level, User level wouldn't bee against net neutrality.
I do agree these guys are full of shit however, I get to chose what's displayed on my screen at the end of the day, and differently don't would loud malware ridden spam all over it.
FUCKING GOYIM GET OFF OUR SUMMIT
But seriously, I was using a computer without an ad blocker the other day and ran across an ad that used up 12% of my CPU. Fuck that and fuck them.
If a website really cared about people blocking their advertisements, they would just block ad blockers. Only a few websites give a shit and do that. There's no contract that says you have to look at people's advisements to access the internet.
4chan has some pretty decent ads. I literally only have 4chan whitelisted because other websites never came out and said 'we won't give you shitty ads'
also I like when jlist has new ads, sometimes they're funny.
>Only a few websites give a shit and do that
It's becoming more popular actually. Best thing is, we can just block the block or just not go and they'll "loose" revenue. We win either way.
That's why you block the ads on a system level. Not much the sites can do when your hosts file takes care of ad blocking.
The only type of online advertising I'm ok with is the type that is picture banners and nothing else. If there is a single line of js associated with it then it's dead to me.
>Internet Advertising Bureau's
> Randall Rothenberg
You just can't make this shit up.
Actually just blacklisting all of the large ad domains could cut alot of the bullshit out and significantly reduce loads by cutting out all the extra requests, not sure if regular people would even notice.
>That's also why you see the big push against Linux on /g/.
Maybe but my part in shit talking Linux is because your all a bunch of whiners and liars. And Linux is fine if your time is not worth anything, kek.
>Greenberg was a member of the Society of American Magicians. In 1998, Greenberg was the subject of a 999-word profile in People Magazine that trumpeted his $1 million donation to New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery to underwrite Viagra prescriptions for financially needy, impotent men.
>"You do some nutty things," Greenberg stated and he told People that his wife Kathryn told him, "you've made your money, and you can spend it any way you want." That philanthropic gesture topped the time Greenberg paid to repair the bathrooms at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Holy shit I stumbled into the gold mine.
Ads are annoying. I agree its good if ads are paying for things, but sometimes they are just way too much. Like when I have to watch a minute long advertisement for minute and a half long video, or bullshit that requires me to exit it in order to see my screen. They brought it upon themselves to be honest. Ads have only gotten worse too. I haven't watched TV in years, but I visited family and have noticed that ads there are so long you barely get any actually show time.
>For the simple reason that they are stealing from publishers, subverting freedom of the press, operating a business model predicated on censorship of content, and ultimately forcing consumers to pay more money for less – and less diverse – information.
censorship? subverting freedom of the press? really?
So when I go doing poo in loo during a tv-commercial, I'm actually censoring the TV-station?