[svlug] MSIE and ad blocking (was Re: (forw) Re: The February Lecture --- Changes in Firefox Offerings)

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Wed Feb 23 15:43:00 PST 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Don Marti <dmarti at zgp.org> wrote:

> Good point.  In general you want to block 3rd-party
> content entirely, but sometimes you might need to
> let something through but not let the browser keep
> whatever cookie came with it.
> Judging by the blog postings, MSIE is actually getting
> ahead here.
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/12/07/ie9-and-privacy-introducing-tracking-protection-v8.aspx
> (This is basically builtin ad blocking for all MSIE
> users (!)  Surprised it isn't making a bigger stink
> on web business sites.  But hey, if Google can throw
> free phone and desktop OSs at MSFT's customers, it's
> only fair for MSFT to throw an ad-blocking browser
> at Google's customers.)
I have a site that uses reCAPTCHA to validate the organic nature of users,
and that means 3rd party content.  I've been getting complaints from IE8
users about it not working; maybe this is why?
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