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larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/23/2015 | 10:10:55 AM
Re: Missed the point
Been can indeed see all your online activity, if you let them. They are upfront about it.

But, they have a program tacked onto this that will reward you if you share your behavior with them so that they can resell that information. Right now, you give it away in return for access.

They want to split the money with you.
kstaron
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kstaron,
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10/23/2015 | 9:02:06 AM
Missed the point

"Our goal is to give users a real choice between privacy and sharing."

While this is a nice sentiment, is it really sharing if the ad blocker gets to see all your clicks, everything you do online? Am I wrong in thinking that could easily collect data on passwords and bank info? couldn't they still build an effective as blocker that didn't let them see our encrypted data. The quote there seems like they are missing the point of why Apple pulled the app in the first place.

soozyg
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soozyg,
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10/22/2015 | 4:35:53 PM
Re: ad blockers
What, are you blond? (Cause that's a popular blond joke....)

$50/year doesn't actually seem like a lot of money.....
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/22/2015 | 4:26:50 PM
Re: ad blockers
For that kind of money, I'll come over to your house and put white-out on your computer screen.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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10/22/2015 | 3:37:31 PM
Re: ad blockers
I just looked this up and for $49.99 per year, Yahoo offers no-ad email. lol
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/22/2015 | 2:23:21 PM
Re: ad blockers
AdBlockPlus (my dafault desktop blocker) only works for web browsing.

I dont know if viewing Yahoo mail in a browser counts.

It might if the ad calls outside of Yahoo for the data.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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10/22/2015 | 10:20:14 AM
Re: ad blockers
Is it even possible to block them? I work on a desktop. (Yes, I'm old fashioned like that! lol) I should look into that.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/22/2015 | 10:07:59 AM
Re: ad blockers
And really hard to block because they are embedded in Yahoo mail, I bet.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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10/22/2015 | 9:58:45 AM
Re: ad blockers
Yes, and those huge ads drive me crazy on yahoo mail because they're not focused and messages are blocked from coming in until the new ad refreshes. So annoying.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/21/2015 | 11:17:24 PM
Re: ad blockers
Yes, and the flash is coming back to bite them badly.

They confused loud and obnoxious with effective,
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