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Watch, pay or go away: Google to enable publishers to charge users with ad blockers

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 ESET    1,190

A new Google tool will let website publishers charge visitors using ad blockers for removing the ads, or force them to turn off their ad blockers and view the ads. The feature is said to be designed to help publishers who fear for their slumping ad revenue.

A new extension called “Funding Choices” provides the publisher with the tool to embed into their website. When a user with an ad blocker visits the site, he is prompted to either to make a payment to remove the ads on the site, or to disable the ad blocker and proceed. Choosing neither of the options means one cannot view the website.

The company is said to receive 10 percent of the fee, which will be set by a publisher individually.

 

 

 

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 Brio    1,038

@Ukshep What's your opinion on this? As owner of a site that relies on ad revenue, do you think this would help or hinder?

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 Ukshep    14,248
44 minutes ago, Brio said:

@Ukshep What's your opinion on this? As owner of a site that relies on ad revenue, do you think this would help or hinder?

I'd stick with what we currently do. Displaying a message to those who use ad-block. Asking them to disable it. But they can keep it on if they wish. Anything more in my eyes is dictatorial? Is that a word! meh... Yeh... We won't be forcing ad-block users to pay up...

It's nice to have the revenue but as long as I am covering costs I do not care... It's just not about the money for me. Besides... google gets enough money... they ain't getting 10% of anything from me.

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 Williams    404

Does anyone know of a way or have suggestions on how it might be possible to just completely avoid google?

If you switch to using a different search engine, will that avoid google ads?

Seems like this would probably difficult, because they also own things like youtube..

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8 hours ago, Williams said:

Is it possible to block Google?

Yes, it is possible.

Use a non-Google browser like Firefox, Opera, Safari or TOR. 

For search engines, use ones like StartPage, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Quora or Yandex. There are tons more, too.

Use browser ad block plugins like uBlock Origin. That will block Google ads and is the best of the bunch. AdBlock allows paid ads through currently and should be avoided, IMO.

Use a browser plugin called NoScript. This prevents code scripts from running on web pages. You can pick and choose which run and have different setting for each site you visit. It shows you what scripts are on each page and you can allow them to run or not. This will allow you to block every single Google script that wants to run...and there are quite a few. NoScript takes user input on every page you visit to tune it to your preferences. After setting up the first time, you don't have to do anything additional. This one takes time but it is worth it. It also makes your PC more secure as it can prevent all kinds of web based attacks.

Use a browser plugin like Ghostery to stop online tracking of your habits. 

If you use an Android device, you would have to root the device, remove all Google apps and use alternative ones. It is possible to use premade custom roms for some devices that have Google already pulled from them. It's a fair bit of work and not really for the casual user. It can get very technical and risks bricking your device.

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 Uncle Thanky    624
4 hours ago, Easy Skanking said:

Yes, it is possible.

Use a non-Google browser like Firefox, Opera, Safari or TOR. 

For search engines, use ones like StartPage, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Quora or Yandex. There are tons more, too.

Use browser ad block plugins like uBlock Origin. That will block Google ads and is the best of the bunch. AdBlock allows paid ads through currently and should be avoided, IMO.

Use a browser plugin called NoScript. This prevents code scripts from running on web pages. You can pick and choose which run and have different setting for each site you visit. It shows you what scripts are on each page and you can allow them to run or not. This will allow you to bock every single Google script that wants to run...and there are quite a few. NoScript takes user input on every page you visit to tune it to your preferences. After setting up the first time, you don't have to do anything additional. This one takes time but it is worth it. It also makes your PC more secure as it can prevent all kinds of web based attacks.

Use a browser plugin like Ghostery to stop online tracking of your habits. 

If you use an Android device, you would have to root the device, remove all Google apps and use alternative ones. It possible to use premade custom roms for some devices that have Google already pulled from them. It's a fair bit of work and not really for the casual user. It can get very technical and risks bricking your device.

Good advice.

I would also add the "Canvas Fingerprint Blocker" extension for Firefox.

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1 hour ago, Uncle Thanky said:

I would also add the "Canvas Fingerprint Blocker" extension for Firefox.

This is no longer a good recommendation.

How Canvas Fingerprint Blockers Make You Easily Trackable

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The only viable solution that exists

Most web users won’t want or need to go to the trouble of blocking canvas fingerprinting technology. But if you are an experienced web user who values his or her privacy above all else, rest assured that if there is a will, there is a way.

Here’s how:

Make the canvas fingerprinting function available on the websites you visit. (So it’s not clear you are wearing a mask.)

Use a canvas identity with consistency. (So it’s not clear you are trying to avoid detection.)

Switch up the identity when necessary. (To erase your tracks.)

The best browser extension to accomplish this process is CanvasDefender [For Chrome | For Firefox]

CanvasDefender is not a canvas fingerprint “blocker” or a “random canvas fingerprint submitter”.

Rather, it’s those three steps above – all in one plugin. When installed and configured, CanvasDefender will deceive websites as to your identity in both public and private browsing modes.

You are still being tracked – that’s unavoidable. But you control the tracking. When you change your fingerprint, you destroy any evidence of your browsing history on the other fingerprint. You wipe the slate clean. And because you used the old fingerprint with consistency, you have not been sorted into an irregular group and tracked like that. No one can recognize that you wiped the slate clean in the first place.

 

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 Williams    404
10 hours ago, Easy Skanking said:

Yes, it is possible.

Use a non-Google browser like Firefox, Opera, Safari or TOR. 

For search engines, use ones like StartPage, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Quora or Yandex. There are tons more, too.

Use browser ad block plugins like uBlock Origin. That will block Google ads and is the best of the bunch. AdBlock allows paid ads through currently and should be avoided, IMO.

Use a browser plugin called NoScript. This prevents code scripts from running on web pages. You can pick and choose which run and have different setting for each site you visit. It shows you what scripts are on each page and you can allow them to run or not. This will allow you to block every single Google script that wants to run...and there are quite a few. NoScript takes user input on every page you visit to tune it to your preferences. After setting up the first time, you don't have to do anything additional. This one takes time but it is worth it. It also makes your PC more secure as it can prevent all kinds of web based attacks.

Use a browser plugin like Ghostery to stop online tracking of your habits. 

If you use an Android device, you would have to root the device, remove all Google apps and use alternative ones. It is possible to use premade custom roms for some devices that have Google already pulled from them. It's a fair bit of work and not really for the casual user. It can get very technical and risks bricking your device.

Thank you. Much appreciated!

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 Uncle Thanky    624
16 minutes ago, Uncle Thanky said:

Thanks for the Info.

It is not available for Firefox in ubuntu.

Note:

I had to search for it. It is not included in the regular add-ons.

It is an experimental add-on.

I am testing it now.

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 Cinders77    91

Watching ads or paying to view a site is a not a site worth visiting in my opinion.  If you want money, be upfront about it and charge a small monthly fee (like coast to coast which about $6/mo and now a rip off  because of the garbage George Norry promotes.) 

Or for you developers, develop a forum where folks pay a fee and can access ANY website on the forum.   Member website owners of course, get a cut of the revenue.  That would be more acceptable provided there were lots of sites available.  However, NO ADS allowed!!!!!!  EVER!

 

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