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Stephen Downes

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Advertising is to my mind the scourge of the internet. If it were just (as it is in other media) a matter of placing some content withing view, it might matter less. But it is far more pervasive than that, insisting that it be seen, insisting that content producers maximize views, while all the while surveiling the population to the point of inserting tracking malware on their computers. That's why I have always used Firefox, not Chrome, and why I have always run ad-blocking software (uBlock Origin). And make no mistake: when Google says it will limit ad blockers in Chrome, it is saying very clearly that your browser belongs to them, not you. If you're using Chrome, contemplate switching to Firefox.

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