Lion of the Blogosphere

Anti-adblock help!

All of the news sites are putting up anti-adbock code. The Washington Post just did it today. The news sites suck and are almost unusable with all the ads, plus ads have been known to infect your computer with viruses.

Does anyone know of anti-adblock blockers that work? The ones I’ve tried have been a failure.

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Well two suggestions in the comments sound good:

1. uBlock Origin add-in for Chrome
2. Switch to the Brave Browser

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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And we have TWO winners. But uBlock Origin and the Brave Browser let me read the LA Times and the Washington Post without ads and without anti-ad-block popups and without having to pay them any money.

Thank you for your help!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

Posted in Technology

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  1. Anti-adblock killer works well –

    Might want to install a paywall bypass extension too.


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

    • I believe that’s what I tried and it doesn’t work.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

      • Install uBlock Origin (not uBlock, but uBlock Origin) for Chrome. Open its preferences and, under the 3rd party filters tab, check the Anti-Adblock Killer | Reek box. Click Apply.

        I tested this on Washington Post just now and it works, in addition to a couple of other sites.

        NYC MUGGER

        December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

    • OT- I think Trump is smart enough to know that Carson will be a disaster, but he genuinely loves the guy so he gave him the job anyway.

      It’s a team game. I think Trump knows a little bit about “housing” and “urban development”.

      Trump will pick a team around Carson, deputies and assistants, to be the hands on details people with experience.


      December 6, 2016 at EDT am

  2. It looks like an arms-race between adblock applications and adware programmers.

    It won’t take long for adblock apps to come up with a counter, but then that update will be countered by the news sites.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  3. uBlock Origin has both Reek and something called “Adblock Warning Removal List‎ (”. I enable both.


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  4. I downloaded Brendan Eich’s Brave browser. I ended up using Firefox most of the time anyway because I’m set in my ways but I think it has a built in block. Also you’re helping a good guy get back at the Mozilla creeps.


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  5. I have noscript and ghostery installed and never see any ads. Blocking ads isn’t their purpose but that’s a nice side effect.


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  6. If adblock stops working, then maybe more people will realize that WaPo (and pretty much EVERY major print outlet that is not the New York Times) relies on sensationalistic “fake news” links to prop up its online business model. MSM moralizers that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

    WaPo’s “PAID PROMOTED STORIES” section has links to stuff like:
    Donald Trump’s Advice For Paying Off Mortgage (It’s Genius!)
    How To Fix Your Fatigue (Do This Every Day)
    7 Reasons It’s Actually Better to Let Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

    • Maybe I need to get a dog.


      December 6, 2016 at EDT am

  7. (Brave Browser) Not 100%, but highly effective.


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  8. Easy. Use NoScript or the AdBlock Plus element hiding helper.


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  9. I use Ghostery for Firefox.

    You may also try using the Brave browser.


    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  10. I use Chrome, use adblockplus and ghostery (I love ghostery – it stops trackers, but blocks ads as well). They have a lot of features to allow some trackers and ads. Sometimes they work so well it “breaks” the webpage somewhat, but I never see ads, and Ghostery trashes those taboola type clickbait monsters

    Jack Cade

    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  11. Can you delete my previous comment and post this excerpt from the article?

    The standard, incomplete, conservative arguments made to debunk the existence of a pay gap between men and women – failures of studies to use the right control groups, wrongly equating qualitatively different types of work as similar, test scores, differences in psychology between genders – have been proposed.

    These points are often true, but after these factors are added a pay gap of more or less 20 cents to the dollar remains.

    There is still a missing factor that after being controlled for nearly eliminates the gap, reducing it to only a few cents.

    That factor is the reduction in time women spend working after giving birth.

    For proof, which should put the issue of the pay gap to rest for good, we turn to a study titled Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors (2010).

    The study surveyed MBA alumni from the exclusive Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago who had graduated between 1990 and 2006. Following their graduation the careers pursued by these MBAs were primarily with top firms in the elite value transference fields of financing, corporate services, and consulting. These fields have often been the target of so many accusations made by feminists for being unfairly dominated with male-workaholics. And the pay gap, which exists, is wrongly put forward as proof of their misogyny.

    What eliminated the gap to a statistically insignificant 3 to 5 cents was the addition to the model of time variables measuring how long men and women spent out of the workforce.

    Women MBAs in their sample, of course, had after giving birth tended to spend more time out of the workforce than male MBAs. After maternity leave women also tended to later cut back on their hours worked, if they returned:

    What this means for conservatives, and what should be the end of the debate, in plain English:

    There is no statistically significant earnings gap between men and women in the same type of work, with the same experience, and the same amount of hours worked.

    More basically:

    There is no statistically significant earnings gap between men and women in the same type of work, with the same experience, and if women do not have children.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    December 5, 2016 at EDT pm

  12. Support Brendan Eich and download the Brave browser.


    December 6, 2016 at EDT am

    • I heard that was a fake web browser

      Hugo Chavez

      December 6, 2016 at EDT pm

      • You mean “chromium”? Yes, I am very suspicious about that being some sort of scam.

        The Brave Browser seems real.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2016 at EDT pm

  13. opera mini for android, no problems.

    otherwise, firefox and chromium with ublock origin and noscript.

    barton parker

    December 6, 2016 at EDT am

  14. Do you remove Adblock Plus when you install uBlock origin?


    December 6, 2016 at EDT am

  15. Blocking ads using this method requires some work on your part but in addition to being a good way to block ads and other unwanted malware this site is an excellent resource on how these things work and more


    December 7, 2016 at EDT pm

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