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Facebook Now Blocking Ad Blockers

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    As more and more content has shifted to the internet, online experiences have improved dramatically, becoming more immersive and intuitive. But many digital ads haven’t kept up. We’ve all experienced a lot of bad ads: ads that obscure the content we’re trying to read, ads that slow down load times or ads that try to sell us things we have no interest in buying. Bad ads are disruptive and a waste of our time.

    Today, we’re announcing some changes to help with this problem. First, we’re expanding the tools we give people to control their advertising experience. Second, we’re providing an update on our approach to ad blocking on Facebook.

    What We’ve Done So Far

    For the past few years at Facebook we’ve worked to better understand people’s concerns with online ads. What we’ve heard is that people don’t like to see ads that are irrelevant to them or that disrupt or break their experience. People also want to have control over the kinds of ads they see.

    As a result of what we’ve learned, we’ve introduced tools to help people control their experience, improved how we decide which ads to show and created new ad formats that complement, rather than detract from, people’s experience online.

    Improving Ad Controls

    With today’s announcement, we’re building on these efforts by making ad preferences easier to use, so you can stop seeing certain types of ads. If you don’t want to see ads about a certain interest like travel or cats, you can remove the interest from your ad preferences. We also heard that people want to be able to stop seeing ads from businesses or organizations who have added them to their customer lists, and so we are adding tools that allow people to do this. These improvements are designed to give people even more control over how their data informs the ads they see.

    Addressing Ad Blocking

    When they’re relevant and well-made, ads can be useful, helping us find new products and services and introducing us to new experiences — like an ad that shows you your favorite band is coming to town or an amazing airline deal to a tropical vacation. But because ads don’t always work this way, many people have started avoiding certain websites or apps, or using ad blocking software, to stop seeing bad ads. These have been the best options to date.

    http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/08...see-on-facebook-and-an-update-on-ad-blocking/
     
  2. Davey111111

    Davey111111 Newbie

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    Nice, thanks for the info. I was wondering why my CTR went wayyy up a few days ago on desktop only.
     
  3. blogzandstuff

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    they are trying to work around it as they make most of their money from it, how long before adblockers who also make money work around the facebook workaround.
     
  4. Sherbert Hoover

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    "It's workarounds all the way down!"
     
  5. Sombrero

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    People don't want to see the ads you morons.
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    it's going to be interesting to see the battle these two have, facebook the web giant Vs Adblockers
     
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    who do you mean Morons? Not very friendly to join this and call us morons
     
  8. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    He is a dog, bro. You can't honestly expect a dog to know exactly what to write in a thread here.
     
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  9. JustUs

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    I guess that Facebook chose to overlook the simple fact that ads are a large vector of malware now and that it is recommended to block ads as a security measure. Of course, if FB were to serve the ads from their own servers and accept responsibility for any malware served from those servers, then maybe I would turn off ad blocking. Maybe, but probably not.
     
  10. Sombrero

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    I'm referring to the Facebook team and their "people don't wanna see ads irrelevant to them" we don't wanna see ads at all that's why we use ad block
     
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  11. blogzandstuff

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    Yeh but a dog who knows how to operate earphones and a mic, he can do that ok
     
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    Lol good thing I don't use FB.

    I agree with the dog: I don't want to see ads. That's why I use an adblocker.
     
  13. The Scarlet Pimp

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    it's amazing that so many people are willing to expose themselves but then act all surprised when they get into trouble for what they said.

    google arrested for facebook comments and see how many pages turn up.
     
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    Yes sure.
     
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    hmm, THanks for the info
     
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    It was only a matter of time before this happened. It will be a cat and mouse game now.
     
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    People using adblock are like "I don't want to see any ads, at all. Fuck you. Give me a free platform but don't you ever think about monetizing it"

    Facebook response "Yeah.. Not going to happen"

    I understand people who use Adblock.. Irrelevent ads are pissing me off as well but sometimes I do find some ads useful and I do purchase products which is going to make my life easier or at the very least make me look cool.

    Facebook got it right.. I don't care if they show me ads once in a while.. As long as it does not affect my "experience"
     
  18. JustUs

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    I don't use Ad Block. I use UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, Javascript Toggle, Disable WebRTC, Masking Agent, No Redirect, Privacy Settings, Random Agent Spoofer, Canvas Blocker, and a 500 Mb host file that blocks most ad servers and is updated weekly.

    Ad Block is so yesterday.
     
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    Ad Blocks doesn't work with FB ads anymore, even with the newer version. But, definitely they will come up with something stronger for fb to bear with.
     
  20. zoomsixx

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    Looks like Adblock Plus allows you to block more than just ads on Facebook now.

    https://facebook.adblockplus.me/

    I just blocked all annoyances using that link and I see no more ads.