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Until there are better integrated controls for deciding which arbitrary code blobs run on your computer, a large majority of people using adblockers will continue to do so despite Google's efforts.



I question whether a "large majority" of people using adblockers are aware they are doing anything other than blocking ads. The HN crowd tends to overestimate the tech-savviness of the general population when it comes to this stuff.


OP said "large majority of people using adblockers", not that a large majority were already using them.


So did I? I'm not sure what your point is. My post was framed around the current users of adblockers.


I understand what you were saying, but I made the (unfounded) assumption that most of the general ad-blocker population were turned onto it by someone they trust who is more computer-savvy, and those people will generally continue to recommend ad-blockers to their less-savvy friends as long as good reasons still exist.


Yes, but often I will temporarily lift the block to load the page (just a few mins ago I was on AWS announcement page, I couldn’t play a video unless I reload the page without content blocker. Not only do we have a tracking epidemic, we have external js issue. I have to either whitelist fonts.google.com and some other js libraries, or else explicitly reload page without blocker whenever I see a broken website... this security-privacy consciousness i is a good trade-off, but can we, as developers, do something?


Have you given uMatrix a try?


uMatrix on Firefox 57+ is completely broken for me, no frames are allowed even if the extension is soft disabled.

I'm kind of at my wits end... it's severely degrading my experience. Thinking of just disabling it for now and just relying on uBO




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