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Hi, I'd like to know why I am I forced to disable my Adblocker that protects me from pornographic Ads. If I need to see some articles on this site I disable my Adblocker, however, this option is not suitable when working with other people, all those explicit content popping up and I can't present things front of my colleagues. Any workarounds?
 

Saga Lout

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I have uBlock Origin, Ghostery and Privacy Badger and if a site tells me to turn them off, I come out of that site smartish. There is quite enough personal data being sucked out of our PCs without letting our defences down.

Some adblockers have taken the cash from some sites to allow their junk into your system. I can't name them for fear of legal action but you have to be careful which you use and never turn them off when asked.
 
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Colif

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which article? an example would be nice.

I looked in here on Edge which has Ublock Origin installed, and I am not logged on, so if I had a link I could check.
 
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latest browser? what extension do you have?
FF Nigntly latest updates. just Ghosery. When I white list it, it pops pornographic ads, sometimes they moan, not knowingly I can get in an awkward situation with my colleagues.
 

Johnny5

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FF Nigntly latest updates. just Ghosery. When I white list it, it pops pornographic ads, sometimes they moan, not knowingly I can get in an awkward situation with my colleagues.
We would never knowingly advertise pornographic ads on our site. It goes against our policy and terms of service. Can you please PM a screenshot of the offending ad?
 
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Saga Lout

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You posted "I can get in an awkward situation with my colleagues. "

Does this mean you're working on a company machine? Most IT folks would frown on staff turning off the adblocker protection.

Have you tried talking to the team?
 
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