Or complaining that a TV station is using your electric to show you TV commercials.
If Television stations loaded malware onto my computer, I'd be plenty pissed.
You have to work pretty hard to keep your computer from turning into your personal Krojack spying machine. And if you aren't using adblock and noscript and bettersurfing - that one goes after the cookies they try to hide form you - guess what you got one.
I did an experiment and reported it here a few years ago, when the bandwidth/tracking/malware epidemic wasn't anything like is now. It's here somewhere in the bowels of Slashdot. I'm paraphrasing but here's teh basics:
I installed and activated noscript and adblock, as well as better surfing.
First I blocked everything, then started unblocking the scripts after finding out who they were
On some of the popular pages, there were as many as 30 scripts that ran. So I took the time to look 'em up.
Google analytics was there - no surprise.
One surprise was the amount of information that went to facebook on one site I checked, there were maybe ten facebook serves my computer was phoning home to.
note 1 - Facebook knows all about you even if you were wise enough to never open an account there.
There was I think 2 I never figured out. Use your imagination.
Out of all these scripts, there was exactly one that was actually trying to help, and not track or infect my computer. It was a script to help with fonting across platforms and Browsers.
And now? It's even worse. I've seen websites refuse to load for some people who have their computers so bitched up with malware. Grandma is starting to use adblockers, no so much because of the reasons I gave, but because it's getting hard to surf.
The web is in critical condition, and it isn't our fault. It's a failed paradigm, where you can go to a site that should be reputable, but it serves you malware.
So if Forbes or Wired doesn't let me in, they can go cry me a fsckin river. I consider them a malware provider, and they are a malware provider, and I don't give a rats ass if they go out of business. In fact, its just fine with me if they do. Either way, I'm not looking at their stupid ads. I call it the website self suicide option.