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January 26, 2011 4:13:49 PM

So I will still be getting ads, but they won't be pesonalized to my likings and habits? In that case, I think I'd rather be tracked and receive ads that talks to me instead of Vagisil promotions.
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January 26, 2011 5:09:07 PM

This seems like a cookie diversion system, if I am correct? No more tracking where I go, and what ads they want to 'show' me.
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January 26, 2011 5:17:56 PM

zak_mckrakenSo I will still be getting ads, but they won't be pesonalized to my likings and habits? In that case, I think I'd rather be tracked and receive ads that talks to me instead of Vagisil promotions.

Aw, c'mon ...vagasil is quite tasty on ritz crackers.
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January 26, 2011 5:32:54 PM

And you're not using AdBlock, why?
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January 26, 2011 5:36:04 PM

Anyone can already do this: NoScript and AdBlock addons for Firefox. And it's funny how GOOGLE is introducing this feature since GOOGLE, and the companies it owns like ad.doubleclick, is the main freeking one doing it! Just look at this page for example, even TomsHardware uses bestofmedia.com, scorecardresearch.com, googleadservices.com, and smartadserver.com. I use NoScript so all of these are blocked from transmission. Track this.
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January 26, 2011 5:46:24 PM

[Sarcasm] Yeah I'm sure they'll be just as scared of this opt-out flag as telemarketers are of the Do Not Call list. Whats the punishment for ignoring the "Do not Track"? Oh yeah right, nothing!
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I use Peerblock and Adblock w/ Privacy Filtering . I never see any ads and I'm already not being tracked. Don't feel bad though TH about not making any money off me; I never click ads anyways.

@black_zion. I gave up on noscript a long time ago. Almost always I'd have to click "Allow" 30 times just to get a site to work properly, and I'd often have no idea whether I was allowing a malicious script anyways. Paranoid protection != always more safety.
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January 26, 2011 5:59:22 PM

But I WANT Cialis ADS on my HOMEPAGE!!!

WTF!??!?!?!


And NO, I will NOT call a doctor if my erection lasts more than 4 hours. I will EMBRACE IT!

GOOGLE THAT!
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January 26, 2011 8:06:38 PM

As long as ads don't pop up in the middle of the page I am viewing forcing me to close them then they can show all the "directed at me" ads they want in the side panes. And I do have to say since I started using the internet years ago I have NEVER clicked one of those ads. I would really like to see an actual real figure of how many folks do click those ads and how much advertisers actually make via these ads...I think it would be alot less than anyone could ever imagine.
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January 26, 2011 8:20:16 PM

edileeAs long as ads don't pop up in the middle of the page I am viewing forcing me to close them then they can show all the "directed at me" ads they want in the side panes. And I do have to say since I started using the internet years ago I have NEVER clicked one of those ads. I would really like to see an actual real figure of how many folks do click those ads and how much advertisers actually make via these ads...I think it would be alot less than anyone could ever imagine.

I think it's something like 1-2% of viewers actually click them (off the top of my head, perhaps from a magazine article). Factoring out accidental clicks I'd say it's very close to 1%. But it's crowd sourced so 1% of a billion people leads to hefty revues.
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January 26, 2011 8:43:20 PM

This has nothing to do with blocking advertisments or cookies. This has to do with adding a feature that will prevent websites from sending your ip address to an add-server(s) based on the page you have visisted. This happens without your consent or control in the background. One program used to prevent this is PeerBlocker.
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January 26, 2011 8:52:49 PM

Adblock plus...haven't seen ads in years...
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January 27, 2011 1:13:28 PM

Definitely, Adblock Plus!!! :) 
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February 24, 2011 2:07:00 AM

Clip it! addon for Firefox automatically finds coupons for users while they shop their favorite sites. It uses a database of coupons for each merchant and based on what the user is buying will apply a coupon for the best discount. This is all done automatically no need to hunt for coupons anymore!

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