NoScript Developer Apologizes For Meddling With AdBlock
May 05, 2009, 19:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Maone is not the first Web site owner to seek a way to prevent
ads on his site from being blocked. But his methods caused a furor
in the Mozilla community over the weekend because he did not
provide clear notification about what his software was doing and
because he did not seek user consent.
"In so doing, Maone's actions became indistinguishable from
those of a malware author. "Clearly, NoScript is moving from the
gray area of adware into dark black area of scareware, making money
at user's expense at any cost," observed Wladimir Palant, author of
Adblock Plus, in a blog post about the incident."