Adblocking: How About Nah?

Ad Blocking How About Nah

Source: Cory Doctorow
Affiliation: Boing Boing

In this article, the author discusses the ethics of using an ad blocker, and highlighting the position that ad blockers give users a way to push back against unfair practices on the Internet. First, the author provides a history of ads on the Internet and the history of ad blockers. Then, the author discusses how using an adblocker is like saying, "How about nah?" to Internet publishers who force users to be tracked and served ads in order to use their content. Finally, the author dicusses threats to the future of ad blocking.

Keywords: Advertising , Big Data , Computer Science , Privacy , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry