The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.
With The New York Times picking up the recent story of the (mostly minor) anti-Adblock Plus protest, its worth looking into the subject and seeing just where a Webmaster/ad-block developer arms race could take us.
Pop-up, pop-under blockers no longer working (#3)
All the top desktop browsers now can use a plug-in that blocks Web site ads -- except for nonintrusive ones from companies that pay to be whitelisted.
Judge Lucy Koh finds that the plaintiffs failed to prove they had been taken in by any alleged company misrepresentation or had suffered any harm.
Sidestepping third-party tracking cookie blockers in Apple's Safari browser is a costly dance, as Google agrees to pay another $17 million in the case.
Lib Dem president Tim Farron has attacked mandatory opt-out Internet filters as "misconceived, ineffective and illiberal".
But who is? You might be surprised.
The free Nomorobo service and AT&T's Privacy Manager help reduce the number of nuisance calls that aren't blocked by the Do Not Call registry.
It appears that some Internet service providers may work with companies that attempt to insert ads directly over Web pages, without the Web page owner being aware.