urn:uuid:0343d86c-1091-5ecf-bb85-97416d98e059 Topic: Advertisement Technology – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-02-22T13:07:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:69da5b31-500a-4db1-b5cd-c003cb4ad92e 2022-02-22T13:07:00Z 2022-02-22T13:07:00Z The web is overrun by pop-ups and blockers haven’t worked in years You can now expect every website to inundate you with pop-ups for email lists, promotions, and privacy theater. (No, the GDPR isn’t to blame.) Enough is enough. <p>Virtually all web browsers have a built-in feature to suppress an annoyance from the early days of the web: pop-ups. However, the pop-up blockers of yesteryear no longer work on today’s web. There are pop-ups everywhere gating our entry into virtually all websites. What happened to the pop-up blocker?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/pop-up-blocker.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3698ea5d-2b92-4805-9b19-73cd82fa2d6d 2019-08-13T12:40:00Z 2019-08-13T12:40:00Z How to block programmatic podcast ads Here is how you can block most programmatically inserted ads, or “dynamic ads”, in your favorite podcasts. No special software required. <p>Here is how you can block programmatically inserted advertisements, or “dynamic ads”, in most podcasts. This method works for podcast delivered through the leading programmatic podcast ad brokers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/podcast-programmatic-adblock.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:71780cc5-d92f-4350-998a-0f3ed2f70e83 2019-06-06T07:55:00Z 2019-06-06T07:55:00Z My thoughts on Firefox blocking tracking/ad cookies by default A small Google AdSense publishers’ perspective on Firefox’s new cookie-blocking policy change. It can be good for the open web ecosystem in the long run. <p>Firefox 67 was released earlier this week and it came with an invisible but significant change. Firefox users, or 10 % of the worldwide desktop web market share, just had their default browser settings changed to block cross-site tracking cookies by default.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-blocks-tracking-ads.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:05c1ed60-f559-4b1a-b63e-3c9fae6abe56 2018-05-07T10:39:00Z 2018-05-07T10:39:00Z New AdSense APIs for gathering user-consent A look at the new Google AdSense APIs for obtaining GDPR and ePrivacy consent with custom-built data-sharing consent-screens. <p>Google has published some developer documentation on how AdSense publishers can opt for non-personalized ads and comply with European consent laws. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just around the corner, so I thought I’d have a look at what Google is providing to publishers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/adsense-gdpr-consent.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:2cfd99f9-95f3-4ef2-97a1-2a7ca6ab8472 2018-02-12T14:02:00Z 2018-02-12T14:02:00Z Should web browsers adopt Google’s new selective ad-blocking tech? Firefox and Safari already integrate with the Google Safe Browsing fraud/malware protection service. Should they also adopt its new bad-ads blocking system? <p>Google has granted itself the ability to take away advertising as a revenue stream for websites that don’t agree with its vision for how advertising on the web. I’ve no doubt that Google will achieve its stated goals of improving user experience across the web and reduce the number of people who install ad-blockers. However, should other web browsers grant Google the ability to decide which websites can and can’t make money from advertising?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/google-adblocking-competition.html">Read more …</a></p>