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UK Culture Secretary is somewhat misguided in his condemnation of Ad Blockers

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A recent article in the Guardian quotes UK Culture Secretary John Whittingdale calling out adblocking companies as a ’modern-day protection racket’. By this he is having a go at their ’whitelisting’ services where many of the ad blocking services take payment for whitelisting particular providers - these though can still be screened out by end-users. He cites that ad blockers are putting news delivery services, as well as the music industry in mortal peril and must be ...

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10 Benefits of Single-Sourcing

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Most complete digital solutions out there are a hybrid mix of as many as a score of different component elements. Buying and integrating lots of disparate systems has certain advantages, but there are twice as many disadvantages, particularly within the current climate of Cookie Armageddon and Mobilegeddon - whereby hybrid and disconnected solutions are being penalised across the board - by browsers, operating systems, platforms, search engines etc.; more than that though, they are ...

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5 Strategies for dealing with Ad Blockers

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Like it or not Ad Blockers are here to stay and their impact is growing every day. Germany and Poland already passed 50% last year, the rest of the world’s browser-based audience is catching up fast, and there’s no mystery as to why all this is happening. Ads are generally woefully poorly targeted (I got a Pampers pre-roll ad on a Nine Inch Nails Vevo Video???), too invasive and pervasive, eat into your bandwidth costs, slow down you page loading speeds, often carry malware, and ...

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The Sunday Times weighs in on Adblock-alypse

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Bryan Appleyard of The Sunday Times throws in his ten cents on what we’ve been calling Cookie Armageddon for a couple of years now. It is a valiant effort, yet somewhat over-simplistic in approach, and its advertising bias does not really cover the broader impact of 3rd party cookie blocking, and how it’s actually a much needed measure to protect consumer privacy and shield consumers from malware and unauthorised use of their personal data.

 

Bryan starts his piece with the ...

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