Linked – Chrome will soon ad-block an entire website if it shows abusive ads

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Generally speaking, I’d be in favor of this.

“With Chrome 71, Google is stepping up its fight against the internet’s abusive ads problem by blocking every ad on a site that persistently shows them. Abusive ads come in many forms, but broadly speaking cause your browser to misbehave by either generating fake system messages, automatically redirecting you, or attempt to steal personal information.”

But, what are the anti-competitive consequences of a company that sells ads, as Google does, blocking competing ads in it’s web browser? Should we really trust that Google is looking out for our safety, or their own business interests?

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/5/18063906/chrome-71-update-abusive-ads-blocking-december-2018

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