A website asking me to “disable ad-blocker” has the balls to tell me I should turn off Firefox Tracking Protection. That’s like saying “yeah, we absolutely want to track you across websites, would you do us a favor and let us do it? Please :)”

@robb
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That’s malware - like behaviour. Firefox should outright mark this website as dangerous. A website should not instruct its user to disable browser security features.

A website asking me to “disable ad-blocker”

Correct recourse: close tab.

lmao for me, i just click the button for after i disable my adblocker even though i didn’t disable it, and for some reason it just lets me through

Fucking mad, you should use uBlock origin, you could even make that thing disappear with the element picker mode.

I noticed recently a website explicitly asking permission to track me using fingerprinting, in the GDPR form. I thought even that was mad.

Vendors can: Create an identifier using data collected automatically from a device for specific characteristics, e.g. IP address, user-agent string. Use such an identifier to attempt to re-identify a device.

My natural instinct would have been to close that tab immediately.

kurigohankamehameha
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disabling adblock huh?..

hm…

*ctrl+w

I could not even use reader mode to read a NYT article, the text the reader caught was about their dumb subscription.

This is a new low; not surprised though.

You should use archive.org to access such URLs anonymously and privately.

@ufrafecy
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@pancake
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I get no Google ads at all. The total amount of ads I get by simply using the tracking protection is like 20% percent those I get otherwise.

Edit: it seems to be related with the Laidlaw configuration though. With a different configuration I get Google ads as well as the “normal” ones.

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