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Tangentially related but: I think the ethical way forward for ad-blocking extentions/software would be for it to self-identify [1]. That way if a website owner wants to block you or be more upfront about asking for donations, they don't have to resort to JS hacks to determine if you are using an adblocker. If they don't want me to see their site ad-free [2] I can either move on or decide that the content is worth a few ads.

[1] I only know the basics about the http protocol but I'm guessing something in the header could be added. [2] Which is completely within their rights as virtual "land owners".




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