Items tagged with: AdNauseam
A browser extension that clicks on every blocked ad to fight advertising surveillance.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19278936
Posted by JoachimS (karma: 1583)
Post stats: Points: 100 - Comments: 64 - 2019-03-01T08:58:48Z
#HackerNews #adnauseam #ads #clicking #dont #have #you
Google Chrome tried to ban ADNAUSEAM, but failed… Read More
so you donʼt have to.
As online advertising becomes ever more ubiquitous and unsanctioned, AdNauseam works to complete the cycle by automating Ad clicks universally and blindly on behalf of its users. Built atop uBlock Origin, AdNauseam quietly clicks on every blocked ad, registering a visit on ad networksʼ databases. As the collected data gathered shows an omnivorous click-stream, user tracking, targeting and surveillance become futile.
AdNauseam is a free browser extension designed to obfuscate browsing data and protect users from tracking by advertising networks. At the same time, AdNauseam serves as a means of amplifying usersʼ discontent with advertising networks that disregard privacy and facilitate bulk surveillance agendas.
AdNauseam joins a broader class of technical systems that attempt to serve ethical, political, and expressive ends. In light of the industryʼs failure to self-regulate or otherwise address the excesses of network tracking, AdNauseam allows individual users to take matters into their own hands, fighting back against unilateral surveillance. Taken in this light, the software follows an approach similar to that of TrackMeNot, employing obfuscation as a strategy to shift the balance of power between the trackers and the tracked. For further information on this approach, please see this paper.
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To protect my (and my friends/family's) data, I host a #nextcloud server (naturally) and signed us all up for #tutanota accounts. We're working on a #pfSense firewall and upgrading from a single server to a #kubernetes cluster. Personally, I also use #lineageos (to avoid tracking in #android) and #qubesos (because VM's), and #adnauseam adblock/baffler on my mobile and desktop browser. I recently enabled 2fa everywhere I could.