With the recent support for Ad Blockers in iOS 9, many have been discussing the ethics of blocking advertisements on the mobile platform (and elsewhere). Up until the end of September, ad blockers were the #1 applications on Apple’s app store. The discussion about these has continued after Marco Arment pulled his ad blocking application named Peace. I wanted to offer my perspective on this.
You might have been rudely surprised to find out about the new Shareaholic “Deals” integration bar. The announced feature that adds a bar to the right side of your browser when you’re using the browser extension (in Chrome anyway) gives you access to sales from savings.com. Yes, advertising. Let me show you how to disable that obtrusive feature.