"The blatant amorality of advertising on the web itself."

When it comes to the morality of ad-blockers, the advertising industry is no better

#Advertising

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Unix herder Chris Siebenmann opines that while the morality of adblockers can be put into question, the advertising industry itself is not exactly a saint either.

By and large, the story of web advertising and ad companies and networks is a story of organizations aggressively and unapologetically tracking and intruding on people for years. At every turn web advertisers have done their best to obtain more information on more people, to mine this for as much creepy insight as they could, make as much money from it as possible, and never ever ask people for permission or even inform them. At every turn, the ad industry's view has been that if they could get away with something it was all good, especially if it was legal. Morality has never entered the picture.

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