The Ads vs. Ad Blockers Arms Race
For the past month or so, Forbes has been blocking browsers with ad blockers. Today, I tried to access a Wired article and the site blocked me for the same reason.
I see this as another battle in this continuing arms race, and hope/expect that the ad blockers will update themselves to fool the ad blocker detectors.
But in a fine example of irony, the Forbes site has been serving malware in its ads.
And it seems that Forbes is inconsistently using its ad blocker blocker. At least, I was able to get to that linked article last week. But then I couldn't get to another article a few days later.
Posted on February 23, 2016 at 12:18 PM • 73 Comments