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  1. tlarson58

    tlarson58 Well-Known Member

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    I just tapped the AGF icon on my kindle to navigate my way to the site. An ad stating "End Illegal Immigration" had to be closed in order to continue. Sometimes these pop up and I simply click the " close" thing, but this was troubling.

    I'm also seeing ads embedded in posts.

    Is it this kindle? Typing on this thing is infuriating. If amazon is hacking in on my AGF time, I'll throw it in the can (or recycle it if I can do it for free).
     
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    tlarson58 Well-Known Member

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    Like this ^ Do you see the LL Bean ad that I do?

    *edit* Am I so homogeneous that LL Bean targets my posts to leech onto? What's next? Cabella's? Columbia? Eddie Bauer?! Shudder.

    *second edit* Plaid pajama bottoms?!?!
     
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    mighty_duck Well-Known Member

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    Seems to have started about a week ago.
    The ones posing as regular posts are especially annoying.
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    I took a screen shot of the embedded ads a week or two ago. I'd been meaning to ask why on the forum/tech thread.

    Screenshot_20190811-140638_Chrome.jpg
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Have we been hacked by Steve Bannon?
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    sounds like y'all need ghostery
     
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    Not seeing any of this on iOS.
     
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    Partscaster Well-Known Member

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    If you look at more bikini sites, the ads will follow suit.
     
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    for example:

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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    That explains why I'm seeing ads for French cheese. Bon appetite
     
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    I noticed this as well. Very irritating. Any other ad blockers out there for iOS? (Asking for a friend) lol.
     
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    I have always had ads using Chrome on Android, I have tapatalk on phone but I don't care for it.
    Listen, make a game of it. When I ran something through Google translate I started getting 60%ish ads in Spanish. Right now it thinks I need to rent musical instruments in Tucson.
     
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    I'm only getting ads for erectile disfunction. System must be broken.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    OH yeah I forgot to mention the 'want to Meet Hot Japanese Women?' ads.....system is clearly working
     
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    All I have today is an ad for YMCA and some weird aftermarket bidet attachment. If they are using cookies and search history, I’d like to see how they came I with that ad to present to me.
     
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    On a PC with Chrome browser, just now...
    ad.JPG
     
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    Brave Browser on iOS has a built in ad blocker. I switched to it after the ads were getting out of hand using Safari on my iPad.
     
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    Yeah... I was getting a lot of ads for stuff I didn't want showing while browsing (e.g., at work) that wasn't relevant to my interests so I installed ad-block pro. If it was only guitar related stuff, that wouldn't be happening.
     
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    Hmmm, I wonder why I am not getting them. I really like MIJ guitars so I would probably enjoy the hot Japanese women as well. And 7 women on one man sounds like a lot of fun.
     
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    Between adblock and privacy badger I don't get ads or trackers. I don't do the net on my phone other than check mail on occasion.
     

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