I guess it is life… “Adblock Plus now selling ads”

Posted by on September 16th, 2016
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Adblock Plus now selling ads

Adblock Plus is to begin reselling the ads it blocks, replacing websites’ original ads with ones under its control—and which it takes a fat cut of the revenue from.

A service meant to shield users from annoying ads is making money the same way that most of the Internet does.
The European Commission’s “Copyright Modernisation” effort has wrapped up, and it’s terrible


In an effort to stamp out online piracy, the United Kingdom could soon impose a maximum 10 year sentence for file sharers.
The president of the European Commission seeks to offer the public free wi-fi in parks and public buildings.
Ignoring data-flows is disastrous for Europe’s economy

The EU must come to the negotiating table on cross-border data flows or risk harming its economy and its reputation as a good place to do business, write Dean Garfield and John Higgins.

Robots will replace six percent of all US jobs by 2021, a new report claims. If this proves even remotely accurate, we’ve got some thinking to do.

Founded in 2007, TorrentHound.com has been around for nearly a decade.

Many millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth and sea dragons were not just Hollywood creations, but fearsome predators that stalked the oceans. It’s a world that vanished long ago, but one that continues to fascinate those seeking to understand the origins of life on our planet.

Facebook Under Pressure

Late last week, the Norwegian prime minister did something relatively unremarkable: She posted a historical war photo on Facebook. But this was no austere shot of Winston Churchill or even troops on the battlefield. The famous picture depicted a 9-year-old girl running naked through the dirt streets of Vietnam following a napalm attack. A few hours after being posted, it was removed by Facebook for violating community standards.

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