www.theverge.com - 2 years ago

Poll: Ad blocking, yes or no?

A debate is raging inside of media circles now that iOS 9 allows content blocking in Safari. Gaming and technology sites, especially, are vulnerable to ad blockers because they tend to attract a savvier audience.

Ad blocking proponents say publishers must adapt or die because ads are now overly intrusive, especially on phones. Not only do they slow down the web, consume data plans, and drain battery life with trackers and scripts but the companies behind the ad engines gather too much information about individuals. It's unethical to be tracked without consent thereby voiding the implied contract with publishers to view ads in exchange for so-called free content.

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Will you use an ad blocker?

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