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Ouch! Edward Snowden Says Using Ad Blockers 'Not Just A Right, But A Duty'

  • The Verge, Monday, November 16, 2015 9:34 AM
In an interview with The Intercept, Edward Snowden, known for WikiLeaks, offered some advice on what average citizens can do to protect their privacy. His first tip is to turn on an ad blocker when you're browsing the web. He says: "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."



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