Conill: an inside look into the illicit ad industry

[Security] Posted Nov 5, 2021 14:16 UTC (Fri) by corbet

Ariadne Conill shares some experience of working in the online advertising industry.

The cycle of patching on both sides is ongoing to this day. A friend of mine on Twitter referred to this tug-of-war as “core war,” which is an apt description: all of the involved actors are trying to patch each other out of being able to commit or detect subterfuge, and your browser gets slower and slower as more mitigations and countermeasures are layered on. If you’re not using an ad blocker yet, stop reading this, and install one: your browser will suddenly be a lot more performant.

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