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Posted by:

H M White
12 Oct 2018

Your entire article was covered with ads that could not be closed. Therefore, I could not read the article.

Posted by:

Doug Foster
12 Oct 2018

Bob Thank you for this article as i was not aware of that information.

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Jeffrey Porter
12 Oct 2018

Most adverts were removable but were then replaced by other adverts. This takes quite a time and detracts from the article.

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gene
12 Oct 2018

I've found some sites of late getting past all ad blockers, very annoying, but then found an extension that works on all browsers and stops ads cold, Ghostery. Take a look at it, I think you'll like it. I sure do.

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Ken H
12 Oct 2018

No ads on my Bob-letter, I use Chrome to block 3rd party cookies and the AntiMiner extension/plugin to Chrome to block JS miners (whatever those are.) Works great I only see a couple of Bob-centric ads in boxes off to the side.

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gene
12 Oct 2018

For instance, here, Adblock got 8, Ghostery got 13. It's MUCH higher on other sites. :^) No, I don't have anything to do with it, just found it trying to find one that actually got popups.

Posted by:

Mikey
12 Oct 2018

Bob, thank you for the article.

One thing I've noticed using Google Image Search: the site warnings that appear on site results don't appear on image results. You either have to rely on your memory (less than ideal to say the least) or perform a separate site search for each of your image results. This makes Google Image Search much less usable than it could be.

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MartinW
12 Oct 2018

I just use Adblock Plus and whatever is currently built in to Firefox. (With all the updates to everything, I can't keep track.) I got one small ad in the header for a PC scan, one (sort of) ad for Ask Bob Rankin at the bottom, and four small electronics ads in a horizontal row between the main article and the comments. I didn't really even notice anything was there until I read the ad-blocking comments.

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john
12 Oct 2018

I have switched from ABP to uBlock Orgin. Seems to do a better job than AdBlockPlus.

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Fred
12 Oct 2018

I always add WOT (web of trust) extension to any browser. It basically does the same as google's protection and more.
WOT will color code a link on a search page which informs you of a malicious site before you even click on it.
So if you search for " useful kitchen gadgets" for example, you'll get a page of top searches for that topic and each link or website has a colored ball on it depicting the safety or verdict of that sites reputation.
Google may be great for helping you stay safe, but WOT extension prevents you from going to unsafe sites to begin with.
And it's a free extension !

Posted by:

Leon
12 Oct 2018

Firefox, Disconnect,& AdBlocker Ultimate, = NO Ads except PC Matic, of course!

Posted by:

Huffy
12 Oct 2018

Wow, Ghostery cleaned the ads up beautifully. I realize you need advertisers for your website Bob; however,they are over-running it.

Posted by:

Jeannie
12 Oct 2018

Google and security or safe browsing in the same sentences is a classic oxymoron. Anything to do with Google is a massive security hole which I trust as far as I can spit upwind in a Class 5 hurricane.

Posted by:

Jeannie
12 Oct 2018

@Fred. WOT (Web Of Trust) was found to be untrustworthy a couple years ago. Not only were their recommendations not accurate, they were actually collecting and selling your browsing habits.

Posted by:

Daniel
12 Oct 2018

Hmmm. I had the normal ads. Not too many or too big. No problem reading article. Maybe the problem had been fixed by the time I read the article.

Posted by:

A.N.
12 Oct 2018

If you want security, then you should avoid everything that has with Google to do. Tor browser, Firefox are much more secure. I would also avoid Gmail, use Protonmail instead. Based in Switzerland, a neutral country who takes peoples privacy seriously. A VPN with this, like NordVPN, makes you very secure. Avoid VPN from USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, France,Norway, Finland,Germany...
"NordVPN is based in Panama, as the country has no mandatory data retention laws and does not participate in the Five Eyes or Fourteen Eyes alliances."

Posted by:

Chuck
13 Oct 2018

I just installed Ghostery and the difference is stunning.

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David
13 Oct 2018

Interested that other browsers use Google's work on safe browsing. I notice Microsoft is not mentioned. And based on the sort of results innocuous searches on Bing can generate (described in a recent How To Geek article) it would seem desirable Microsoft did join.

Posted by:

Carol Y
13 Oct 2018

uBlock Origin works well to block ads.

Posted by:

snert
13 Oct 2018

no ads, but then i try not to have anything to do with google and big brother...i only use firefox.

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