Ad networks, marketing services and the websites using their products regularly complain about the prevalence of ad-blocker use among their visitors. Comparing it to theft of services.
This has been on my mind a lot recently. Zeynep Tufekci explains the problem in a much clearer way than I ever could
This sounds like something out of a tin foil hat conspiracy but seems, sadly, to be all too real.
Ad blockers have been in headlines a lot recently due to Apple’s introduction of that functionality to their latest mobile operating system. Advertisers and publishers are not happy with this loss of revenue; users are not happy being tracked across the web.