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On 18/01/17 09:30, aidangcole--- via list wrote:
No, I have never before seen such a thing on the landing page of a Linux distro. By default, I use Firefox with the U-Block Origin ad-bocker add-on, which seems to regularly provoke messages similar to the one you mention. Whilst I feel some sympathy for people who have traditionally relied upon advertising a a primary source of income or the basis of their web-based business model, I do feel that the whole system is now very seriously flawed and out of hand in any number of ways, and like yourself, I simply refuse to co-operate with anyone who basically goes along with the flow and accepts such things. Meanwhile, if I am in a belligerent mood, (or just want to some fun), I will sometime use a Firefox add-on, 'AdNauseam' Basically, it does a couple of things - it does it's best to block the presentation of the adverts themselves, and at the same time, "virtually clicks" on all of the adverts that come your way; the thinking being that in doing so, it creates a whole shed-load of "noise" making it nigh impossible for the advertising marketeers to accurately profile you, and send yet more 'focussed' adverts.
Never heard of that one. Will have a look out for it and see what it does. Neil -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG https://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq