Edward Snowden Says Everyone Should Use An Ad Blocker

Edward Snowden, the poster boy for government shenanigans and consumer security, has weighed in on ad blockers and why he feels it's important for consumers to use them. 

In an interview with technologist Micah Lee, Snowden said: "We've seen internet providers like Comcast, AT&T, or whoever it is, insert their own ads into your plaintext http connections. As long as service providers are serving ads with active content that require the use of Javascript to display, that have some kind of active content like Flash embedded in it, anything that can be a vector for attack in your web browser -- you should be actively trying to block these. Because if the service provider is not working to protect the sanctity of the relationship between reader and publisher, you have not just a right but a duty to take every effort to protect yourself in response." 

There you have it. Not at all surprisingly, the security guru thinks all consumers should protect themselves against myriad issues by installing and using ad-blocking software. 



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