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Posted by:

Lucy
07 May 2018

We are not on Facebook, but we do use ADBLOCK PLUS which blocks ads from showing on web pages.

You can choose to set websites to "Acceptable Ads" so (Ask) Bob Rankin can make his money by showing relevant ads to us.

Am I naive in thinking this would work for Facebook?

Posted by:

misterfish
07 May 2018

Keep on banging away at FB Bob, they are cynical, uncaring moneygrubbers happy to advertise snakeoil to cure all know diseases, just to earn a few megabucks.
They also cynically dive into your browser history without permission to find suitable adverts for you.
Apart from the filters you suggest, I have been using a separate browser exclusively for FB, so they cannot plunder my browser history (Vivaldi is pretty good, too).
Finally, I post completely false personal data, just to mess with their minds. Childish maybe but makes me feel more in control.
They are probably monitoring this now, but I don't care as they have already blocked me for using a false name. Now let 'em find my new user name!!

Posted by:

Lucy
07 May 2018

This comment from Bob is particularly concerning:

" Yes, this means that as long as you're logged into Facebook, they are collecting information about your activities elsewhere online. "

Posted by:

Kenneth Maltby
07 May 2018

Thank you Bob. This is a serious problem (and deception) by Facebook, to suggest you (we) are in control of advertising material that we are subjected to. I realise and understand that is how they make their money - so - let's be honest Mr Zuckerberg, we have to have it whether we want it or not. Our choice is extremely limited, so stop trying to kid us. I hate it, but I accept it as the price I pay for using (and enjoying) Facebook. Please stop treating us like we're stupid

Posted by:

Suetonius
07 May 2018

My comment, I do not have a problem with placement ads, however "Pop Ups or Pop Ins" as I call them do interfere with my thought processes.They are very intrusive.

Posted by:

BillM
07 May 2018

On this page mixed in the this article alone....I saw items I looked at the last few days on eBay, furniture I viewed last week and an automotive item I looked at 2 weeks ago. There is no stopping the inevitable. There were Subliminal Ads in the 60's that were banished from TV. Those are commercials with hidden ads that go by so fast only your subliminal sub-conscious records them in hopes you'll buy their product because of it. Some of you may also remember the Volume Control discussions back about the same time. The commercials were louder than the actual show you were watching?

THEY'RE BACK...!

Posted by:

Pat Barnes
07 May 2018

Bob! What's with the semi-pornographic ads that pop up asking if we want to see "mature women"? This seems very inappropriate.

Posted by:

Bob K
07 May 2018

Early on I found that FB and their privacy setting were in a never-ending state of change. Every time I tried to make something private, somehow they would manage to change things so it no longer was private.

I set up a second account, with completely phony information, and screwed the privacy settings up full tilt. Somehow all it's information started showing in Google searches -- IIRC in reunion.com.

That fake account I have tried to delete (near impossible) and my other account I have "deactivated". I am using TOR more and more.

Posted by:

Ron
07 May 2018

Bob: How about all the ads that appear in your news letters. Have you screened them? Some of them are advertising products that my wife had done business with, but not all. I am particularly giving reference to various anti virus programs that may be bogus.

Posted by:

Wayne
07 May 2018

It's very easy to control ads on Facebook. Just don't use the blame thing!!

Posted by:

GuitarRebel
07 May 2018

Great, great article, Bob.
One thing though;
Patrick Harris is running for Johnson County (NC) Commissioner...not Johnston County.


Just joking. :)

Posted by:

Mike (UK)
07 May 2018

Like one of the other contributors above, I am also concerned about the ads appearing on your newsletter Bob. For example this one for Bitcoin Loophole, which I am pretty sure is a scam and would not be given the light of day on UK Dragon's Den TV show, as they claim on this site.

https://www.gig-corner.com/landers/UK-DragonsDen/bitcoin-loophole/?sxid=58f4idul8nge&campaignid=1378093379&adgroupid=54458188949&matchtype=&network=d&device=c&creative=268024230416&keyword=&placement=askbobrankin.com&target=undetermined&cp=EAIaIQobChMIqvvgm6j02gIVR9YYCh0cMA_vEAEYAiAAEgKvFvD_BwE

Posted by:

John O
07 May 2018

Right on Wayne dump it. What a waste of time and effort.

Posted by:

RandiO
07 May 2018

offering free microscopes. IMHO, Facebook is but a tree, in the forest created by Google. Circus tent in Capitol Hill, attended by Zuckerguy recently, was just a sideshow and those caretakers [i.e., co-conspirators] have already returned back to their regularly scheduled programming.
The vain attempt by the EU elites under the guise of GDPR does not even scratch the surface. What this country really needs is a proper "DIGITAL BILL of RIGHTs" that is 20+ years overdue. Yet, I am neither disillusional or going to pretend that it is still 1791 and vested interests are too many to make such a thing realizable in the 21 Century!

[i]Mr. Rankin, would you please stop asking for "Your thoughts on this topic are welcome. Post your comment..."?[/i]

Posted by:

RandiO
07 May 2018

Maybe Facebook should offer free glasses for the myopics in our lot! But then, Google has to do one better and start offering free microscopes...

Posted by:

Phil Reed
07 May 2018

Well, I'll say this again.

Get rid of all ads, targeted or not, by using a great software app called "Social Fixer."

And for those with their head in the sand about FB, I just wish it were there when I served in the Army in West Germany during the 80s & 90s.

One of the things that I love about it is seeing pics that are posted of my 8 grand-nieces and -nephews now, whereas I could have seen pics of my nieces and nephews back then. So it does serve a purpose. You just have to find it.

And Bob, I hope you post this one for you didn't when I submitted one comment years ago about Adblock and Adblock Plus to kill unwanted ads in Chrome and other browsers.

And in agreement, nothing worse than those pop-up ads that destroy your reading and thoughts!

The industry has done this to themselves and the people are fighting back.

Posted by:

Granville Alley
07 May 2018

Bob,

This is a general comment but I am finding your website harder and harder to justify opening because of the number of video ads with auto-load, auto-start and just the number of graphical ads that utilize system resources at outrageous levels. I am now regularly warned by Safari when visiting your site that "This Website is Utilizing Substantial Amounts of Memory and Other Resources".

I appreciate that you offer your content for "free" but if you load up so many ads on your page that your readers have to close the browser window this defeats the purpose for your advertisers and will ultimately cost you readers as well. I have long appreciated you and your content but you have passed the threshold of acceptable pain.

Posted by:

GILBERT CHAUSSENERY
07 May 2018

hi
a did always say they did with FACEBOOK created a monster no adds should be allowed should only be a personal website more control should be in place for our privacy but so many stupid live only on FACEBOOK very very sad.

Posted by:

Jim
08 May 2018

Actually, I use AdBlock Pro with Facebook and I don't get any ads.

Posted by:

Therrito
08 May 2018

I use AdBlock Plus and I seldom see ads anywhere. Web pages load up almost instantly as well. I could also care less what kind of info that they gather to throw ads my way as I don't see them anyway. It's as if they are flogging a dead horse. lol

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