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Old 03-28-2013, 01:49 AM   #21
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You can also avoid them by directly blocking the source on your router with keywords

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Does that work better than this?


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Old 03-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #22
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Go into your computer's hosts file and add this:

127.0.0.1 googleadservices.com

and any other ad servers you want. The address 127.0.0.1 is your machine. The statement just redirects googleadservices to your machine, which of course serves nothing.

There are long lists of ad servers out there that you can append to your hosts file.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:21 AM   #23
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I need to figure out how to do that. I have an ATT Universe router. I will research this.
It does depend on the router. The cheaper ones don't have as many features, especially for security. Usually under the security or firewall settings there is a setting for blocking sites/keywords.

I can't get uverse so I haven't touched one of their routers. It looks like they may not have that feature but another service called "parental controls" that may offer content control. Not clear if this a 2wire or ATT service.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #24
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Adblock so I can't see what they are trying to throw in my face and a VPN so they can't see who I am and collect information on what I'm doing. Definitely noticing that with the increased collection of information, companies and all sorts of entities are watching what you do more and more closely these days as the Internet becomes less and less of an unknown frontier.
the private industry data miners and trackers always have concerned me more than 'big daddy government'. There actually are some laws and regulations as to what the feds can do with collected data, while no such restrictions apply to credit card companies, google, etc.
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Get Ghostery. It's free and blocks all those sits trying to look in.
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I clicked on a thread here about Emergency Cell phones and next page came up with an ad for a cell phone. They are tapped in....

I'm waiting for the Pepsi ad due to my avatar
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