of the ads are 'aimed'. I believe the server address gives it away. I haven't seen any politicals, but I'm always getting "[nearby town] woman makes $5700 a month!" Just the transparency of the deception is annoying enough.
I rarely use IE and don't have a popup blocker for it but noticed today that it's been featuring ads for local candidates. The latest was for the incumbent governor who's in danger of being ousted. Suddenly he's on my screen asking for my vote. I know that our IP addresses are traceable but never thought politicians would use that ability to target internet users. Here I thought the internet was a place to hide from the political hoopla that keeps the phone ringing, the mailbox full and the front porch cluttered with leaflets. At least it will be over in the next couple of days and they'll all disappear into the woodwork for a while.