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snoodog  ·  908 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reasons why you need to put on an ad block on your browser - beside you hate ads :)

This reads like 10-15 years ago. These days ad blockers aren’t enough you need a better browser and probably blocking at the router level





KapteinB  ·  908 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    you need a better browser

Aren't they all pretty safe these days?

    blocking at the router level

What's the advantage of this over using the hosts file on your computer?

kevinhq  ·  908 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Disagree. That completely depends on your use case. For someone who used mostly a web browser on his internet activities, a good ad blockers is enough.

That would be different case if you're referring to block ads on game or mobile app.

Devac  ·  908 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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snoodog  ·  908 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Brave does a better job with scripts than most browsers but I think it’s mostly security through obscurity effect. Pi hole is probably the best thing for most home consumers.

The internet of today is so bloated with ads tracking and scripts that it’s equivalent of a porn site a decade ago. Every mainstream site has so much crap that’s you need multiple layers of blocking to get a decent experience.

AD blockers are so common now that many sites use tricks to bypass them so you really need to go to the next level and stay a step ahead of the average joe

user-inactivated  ·  804 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The internet of today is so bloated with ads tracking and scripts that it’s equivalent of a porn site a decade ago. Every mainstream site has so much crap that’s you need multiple layers of blocking to get a decent experience.

The worse is how many banking and hospital sites use trackers, and not even just analytics, but trackers connected to Facebook, Linkdin, Twitter, etc. If you ever have a half hour with nothing to do, pull up some of your local bank and hospital websites and see what your ad blocker is filtering out. It's genuinely crazy to see.

kevinhq  ·  908 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes. Thanks for suggestion as I am currently revising it.

I never saw any ads passed when using uBlock Origin but I do see some ads are passed when I was with ABP on mobile phone.