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The Hypocrisy of Adwords & Adsense

Google’s ad network(s) are supposed to be family friendly. Everyone who has used Adsense or Adwords knows that. There are hundreds of admins crying on Google’s webmasters forums because Google decided to stop their account for someone posting a hot babe in bikinis somewhere in the forum. Or apps getting banned for ’Gratuitous Violence’ (apparently forget about GTA, The Walking Dead, and other big players). Or Confederate Flag. Or Breitbart for hate speech.

“Google ads may not be placed on pages with adult or mature content. This includes, but is not limited to, pages with images or videos containing: strategically covered nudity…” etc.

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NoScript is harmful and promotes Malware!

NoScript proudly calls itself a security extension advertising itself as an extension with “whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality…”

Well, guess again. The author has a history of doing shady things, such as messing with AdBlock filters to whitelist ads on his own website. But what is even more serious is the fact that the author advertises on his website malware. Especially to Windows users. Every time NoScript updates itself, the users are shown the homepage of the extension.

If you’re a Linux user, change your browser’s user-agent to Windows in order to investigate. See that “PC slowing down?” banner? It’s hard coded by the author, who gets paid with every successful installation of malware crafted by UniBlue. Just look at the source how the banner is generated. It randomizes itself every time you refresh the browser in order to get away from Adblockers. This dogshit is something even ad networks would be proud of.

The author knows well what he is linking to and has made a great effort to obscure the code and created a mechanism to bypass Adblock.

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The Setup

This blog is using Pelican, a static site generator written in Python. I’ve been using Pelican for a year now; once you get familiar with the workflow, it’s simple, powerful and straightforward. And most importantly – it makes your website fly. It uses the Jinja templating engine, which makes …

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