I tried checking the "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page" box in Firefox, but it doesn't appear to be stopping it.
Presumably too many people are starting to use things like "Google Sent Me".
Hmm, I wonder if this is connected to this in the NY Times- http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/uber-is-taking-millions-...
It's not a great situation but I don't think the alternative would be better for HN.
If I visit a link, I don't want them to be able to arbitrarily forward me to another link without my permission, thanks.