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September 19, 2015, 02:06:46 PM
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For the last two days, Marco Arment has been the envy of the Apple iTunes store. His $3 app, “Peace,” which allowed users to block all ads when they surf the Web on their iPhones, had earned the title of most downloaded paid app.

But on Friday, Arment took the program down — citing concerns that it was hurting some people who “don’t deserve the hit.”

Arment’s app and other ad blockers have skyrocketed in popularity since Apple added support for the technology in its newest mobile operating system, iOS 9, which launched on Wednesday. But the programs also are at the center of an acrimonious debate over the economy and future shape of the Internet. A huge swath of companies, from giants such as Google and Facebook to start-ups and media organizations, offer their services for free — if users agree to view targeted ads based on their online habits.

Arment appeared to acknowledge that the backlash over his program prompted him to pull it from the iTunes store.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/18/an-ad-blocker-just-topped-the-charts-on-the-itunes-store-heres-why-the-developer-took-it-down/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_evening

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Ads paid in bitcoin is the future... Isn't it?

My favorite ad blocker: https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

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September 19, 2015, 03:00:09 PM
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when the state supports and promotes company it killed innovation... Why in 2015 there isn't a single website that does revenues sharing with users but bitcointalk.org trough the sig campaign?
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September 19, 2015, 04:00:37 PM
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personally I hate ads.  Some aren't bad and I understand why they are there.  However when you get ads thrown in your face all day.  I know I don't want it

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September 19, 2015, 04:04:08 PM
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Never buy what you are targeted for.

One day, you will be identified as bad target for ads.
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September 19, 2015, 04:06:07 PM
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It really is a trade off.
What would you rather have, free services that have ads to keep them free, or only paid services with no ads?
Personally I would rather have ads, I can just ignore those, I can't ignore a paywall or subscription fee.

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September 19, 2015, 04:47:51 PM
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deflation will crunch them all... anyway universal income or mass genocide...
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September 19, 2015, 05:55:24 PM
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i hate ads too, i use 4 add onor extention to block ads also 3 add on to block pop up  Cheesy
any way i use privacybadger  too
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September 19, 2015, 07:10:58 PM
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the days when adblocker plus on chrome are near to being ended...
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September 19, 2015, 07:33:31 PM
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Personally, if ads can permit me to benefit free services, I'm not against it since you can easily ignore them.
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September 20, 2015, 01:24:47 PM
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Personally, if ads can permit me to benefit free services, I'm not against it since you can easily ignore them.

Personally, I don't care what you want or don't want or like or don't like.

I want control over things like ads in accordance with what I want and what I like and don't want.
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September 20, 2015, 02:01:29 PM
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Personally, if ads can permit me to benefit free services, I'm not against it since you can easily ignore them.


That is why you are a product.


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September 21, 2015, 12:43:28 AM
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All this debate because it is Apple?
Ad-blockers have existed since time immemorial for other OSs.  Smiley
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September 21, 2015, 01:52:50 AM
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All this debate because it is Apple?
Ad-blockers have existed since time immemorial for other OSs.  Smiley


This is an open conversation regarding the cost of content, high quality content that is, on the internet. And how to pay for it. The fact it is an apple news is not fundamental.

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September 22, 2015, 02:40:25 AM
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All this debate because it is Apple?
Ad-blockers have existed since time immemorial for other OSs.  Smiley

Probably because ad blocking hasn't been available on iOS until now. It is a large market of people.

I hope everyone who bought Peace asks for a refund. That was a dirty trick. If he really had wanted to fix the app to give the user selective control (as he said) then he would have just updated the app. I suspect what he plans to do is to produce another app with the expanded features the first one should have had and then get the people to buy it all over again. Not honest.
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September 22, 2015, 02:48:36 AM
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or the end of closed source software

people will realize that have rich dudes decide what soft is good or bad for them and who can develop or not and what is fair use of software

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September 22, 2015, 05:18:23 AM
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or the end of closed source software

people will realize that have rich dudes decide what soft is good or bad for them and who can develop or not and what is fair use of software


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