| ||Ask HN: Who else uses adblockers for safety?|
128 points by julie1 on Mar 17, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 92 comments |
|I have been programming immersive ads. I could modify from an embedded iframe the content of information sites, suck data out of people, manipulate data (like navigation history). And I got really not confident in what unethical people could do and seen no way we could detect misbehaving code.|
I feel like the potential of vulnerabilities dynamic ads (JS based) exposes the users to is under stated by the industry.
I use adblockers to just protect myself.
Who else does it?
And who else think their may be an ad-gate of the ads companies not stating the risks clearly? I mean to any coder that actually coded ads, we know what it actually can do, right?
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