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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 :)

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.