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Disabling Facebook Connect on Non-Facebook Websites

David Collier has discovered a pleasant trick (requiring Firefox and AdBlock Plus) that brings the mighty Facebook Connect empire to its knees.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 13, 2010 - 97 comments

 

"Why Ad Blocking Hurts the Sites You Love"

Ars Technica recently experimented with blocking the content of their site from users who use ad blockers. They have now written an editorial about the experiment, and the effects of ad blockers on their site. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 7, 2010 - 517 comments

NoScript vs. AdBlock Plus in a Match to the Death!

Recently, the Mozilla FireFox community encountered a bit of a hacking showdown between two of the more popular extensions, AdBlock Plus and NoScript. In a series of escalating updates, the two software packages fought a battle over the ability to display ads by default on NoScript developer Giorgio Maone's homepages for users who have installed the EasyList blacklist filters for AdBlock Plus. [more inside]
posted by onalark on May 4, 2009 - 37 comments

Yes, I'm going to give you up, let you down, run around and desert you. I'm going to make you cry, say goodbye, and tell a lie and hurt you.

Finally, eliminate the rickroll from your online life. I know, you're hesitant to click on that because you think that in moments, you'll find yourself on a YouTube page seeing Rick Astley doing the white-boy-80s-groove dance. (Have no idea what a rickroll is? First, consider yourself lucky, and then wiki it, or, more amusingly, Rocketboom.) But thanks to Adblock Plus, subscription filters, and collaborative flagging, you can banish Astley back to the '80s where he belongs.
posted by WCityMike on Mar 6, 2008 - 66 comments

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