The Ultimate Tool For Social Change: Ad-Blockers
BY Tom- EFF
Want to tell corrupt corporations to shove it?
Are you sick of crony corruption deals that allow big business bullies to buy Washington, DC?
Then turn on your Ad-Blocker!
In every internet browser there is an option to activate “Ad Blocking” and prevent the annoying, privacy abusing outsider software that is trying to spy on you.
Ad Blocking software is not just about keeping you from seeing the latest cheap socks ad from Walmart, it is about stopping companies from using your browser to spy on you and harvest your private information while you are trying to read the news, watch Netflix and chat to your friends.
The latest suites of Ad-Blocker tools, from multiple developers, fake the data that internet ad harvesters get, so that their ad tools only sweep up fake data that skews their results to damage their metrics. This means that, as of now, not only are all internet ads a waste of time and money for corporations, but the data those privacy abusers get from their ads is entirely designed to ruin their “Big Data” attempts to trick consumers. The corporations had been sold a game-plan that told them that they could just sit back and Hoover-up every citizens personal information by hiding back-doors in their ads. The public is not going for that and has revolted on the digital playing field.
Reddit has gone ballistic about this and most internet users encourage everyone to activate their Ad Blocking software, or download and install a plugin for Ad-Blocking and Privacy Security. Here is the latest on the issue from Reddit: