Google Chrome will ad-block entire websites with abusive adverts

adrianx

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I've been served a few of those by Google Adwords. I wonder what they are going to do about that?
 

InfidelGastro

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Why don't they block all ads instead of just ads that they deem intrusive... That way I can use Chrome on my mobile instead of Brave Browser.
 

garp

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Slippery slope starts here...
Yup, but the market will inevitably respond.

Not everyone likes a few big tech companies deciding what sites or social media they can see, and as they become more and more prescriptive the alternatives will pop up. There's already a burgeoning environment of alternative search engines, browsers, Facebook and YouTube clones, etc. By making themselves the arbiters of what we can and cannot see, and trying to profit from our data, all that the big tech majors will achieve is to create and spur on competitors.
 
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