Here is a great news for all you busy cyber little mobile bees, who can stand to be constantly bombarded by the endless annoying ads. The famous Adblock Browser app has decided to go mobile. Both Android and IOS users are going to appreciate this decision so much.
How efficient this app is going to be in the mobile environment? Well, this is a tough question to answer to. Apparently, Adblock Browser offers much more with its mobile edition. For example, there is a solid promise that your battery’s life is going to be improved. Seriously?
What is the connection between ads and a smartphone’s battery? Adblock Browser should do, what is does the best. Fight the ads. This may seem as only the one and insufficient thing to offer to spoiled and demanding smartphone users, but mark our words, it is more than enough.
We can only wish for the favorable mobile winds and rewarding profit sea for this popular app. Yet, the mobile money can make apps do funny things. We sure hope our Adblock Browser is not going to be among them. Otherwise, this is going to become one more sad mobile story.
Oh dear, this is going to be such an earthquake for the advertising dreamland. Google has decided. Its final verdict is, no more Flash ads on Chrome platform. Almost one in two web users strongly rely on Chrome. That is why, this is an extremely important event in the cyber history.
On the other hand, the rest of major IT players are also not in the pro-Flash mood, including Mozilla, Amazon, and Apple. The age of HTML5 has just begun. Are we to blame these cyber lords? Should we feel sorry for the Flash, and its imminent and unavoidable sad destiny?
Well, for what is worth, the busy little bees behind Flash had plenty of time to deal with the constant hacker’s attacks and security failures. Obviously, some of the biggest IT guys simply had enough. Mozilla Firefox was among the first to share its security concerns with the series of Flash failures.
Now, the Flash crew has plenty of time to regret. Google and other major brands simply cannot themselves a luxury of endless security troubles with Flash plugins. Who knows,maybe this can become a story with the happy end, after all. Security does matter, doesn’t it Flash?
Sooner or later, this way or another, you are going to be ad-stabbed-back by all those shiny, friendly and colorful service providers. This has already happened with Google, and the history repeats itself with Mozilla. We have to admit, we are a little bit heartbroken. All great ideas have greedy endings.
Mozilla is about to introduce the thing called Suggested Tiles. So, what is the big deal about it? Well, this is a new kind of advertisement. You are going to search, and Mozilla is going to suggest. If you do not like it, you do not have to use it. As simple as that. When you put it this way, it sounds like a fair deal.
However, there is a catch. Mozilla’s suggestions are actually based on your browsing history. Now, it does not sound so fair, does it? We do not care about the things you advertise. Nevertheless, we have a right to ask, how did you create your offer? Based on what data?
Somehow, we have a feeling that this particular corporate greed is going to hit back Mozilla like a boomerang. Mozilla’s power is directly derived, or even better to say, borrowed from us, the users. No users. No trade. You have to maintain a careful balance. Otherwise, we will have to migrate to some other ad-free place.
The ads are annoying. The ads are running your good mood. Yet, the notorious world of ads can be surprisingly innovative when attracting your attention is an absolute must for their basic business survival. Now, put some of the adult websites into this story and what do you get as a result?
The worst case scenario, that is for sure. If you can help yourself against the overwhelming online porn impulses, then you should be fully aware of the most recent changes in this field. It turns out that as soon as you visit some of the adult website you are already “adoomed” before you know it.
What is that supposed to mean exactly? Well, in order for your system to get infected with the ads you would not consider looking under the normal circumstances, you do not have to interact with a certain adult website. The simple visit is all what is required. And unfortunately, that is only the beginning.
These ads are going to be patient for a while before launching their merciless campaign of an endless annoyance. It seems that the bad-ad-boys did a proper homework. In case, you are already wondering how to get rid of these ads, we have to warn you. This is a hot topic for one of our next posts.
At least, they are honest about it. The busy little birds in Twitter have informed us about their decision to check out every now and then what is going on our devices. For what is worth, they will collect data about the apps we use on our smartphones, but not about what is inside them. Do you believe them?
All of these, for the advertising purposes. Is this disappointing or simply inevitable? Does it change a thing to be aware about it? Allegedly, we are given a fair choice to disable this option. Do you buy it? Honestly? Maybe, we should check what other IT guys are doing in this field. Can it change something?
Not machines, but the ads will rule our world. And, unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it, for real. Yet, there is a comfort from the least expected source, such as the NSA. With nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about. As simple as that. Forget about privacy that is the simplest thing you can do.
Or, forget about your apps. There is no win-win situation in this case. There are only ads-ads situations. There is only the ads’ way, or the highway. We sure hope we will not end up living in caves. On the second thought, maybe the caves live is not such a bad idea. You want to live a healthy life. Here is your chance.
If you have second thoughts about jailbreaking your iPhone, after reading this post, you will definitely leave the things just the way they are. One serious rumor has it that AdThief IOS Malware has its origins in China. On the other side, this malware has an extremely specific goal to achieve.
It steals ad revenues. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out that this malware switches the recipient address of ad revenues. The things are pretty much serious in this matter. More than 75,000 infected devices and more than 20 million stolen ads. Is this impressive or what?
On the other hand, we have to admit that this malware is not necessarily bad from the user’s point of view. What this has to do with us? Yet, it is only a matter of time before the Chinese hackers realize that they can do some additional account’s IDs and recipients switching. We can be affected next.
We should also hold our horses and do our very best not to exaggerate the things. The main thing is that we can identify a certain cyber threat. The next move is to find the adequate answer for it. We sure hope we will not have to wait too long for the efficient cure. Poor old advertisers. Do you feel sorry for them?