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It's time for a discussion about malvertising

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3:43 pm on Jul 31, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I don't know that I can afford to read the news anymore. As a columnist for several tech magazines I find this somewhat ironic, but my occupation makes the truth of it no less real. Technology can solve this problem for me, but politics probably won't allow it.

[theregister.co.uk...]

From that lede paragraph the writer then goes through all that we, as both users and webmasters, publishers and advertisers, are experiencing at this time and place.

Please read the above article before posting a reply here. Rather than have this thread be either "for or against" ad blocking, let's talk about what it might take to find a balance that will keep business humming and visitors coming.
6:09 pm on Aug 17, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I don't quite understand why the ad serving web hosts are not scanning the servers and removing malware ads BEFORE they are shown to the public? Would that not be good business whether you promote all ads are scanned before allowed on the server or not?

Regarding paywalls: Before the internet you had to buy a subscription for newspapers if you wanted the convenience of delivery. Just find the site that provides the type of news you want and subscribe to that one. If you did not want to pay for a subscription you had to go to the library or a coffee shop that provided newspapers for the clients to read "in house". Why can't you do that now?
 

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