And then as soon as the browser pauses the connection 1 MB into the page load, things on the page stop moving around.
And bean counters are amongst the people with the least vision there is.
Hence the fuckup.
Two of them are easy. "Encrypted" means served through HTTPS. "Ad choice supported" means supporting the YourAdChoices control to turn interest-based ad delivery on and off.
The other two are a bit more vague, but Google iab non-invasive ads returns IAB Tech Lab Solutions with a bit more explanation. "Light" means a maximum data size, as specified in IAB Creative Guidelines. "Non-invasive" means that ads do not cover the body of the article, and ads other than an interstitial before a video body do not automatically play audio.
Present adtech delivers the text of an article through the initial HTML document and advertisements through scripts loaded asynchronously. This means the text of the article is available to the user before the style sheet, images, ad delivery scripts, and the like. A full implementation of access control would encrypt everything in the article below the abstract or lead section so that cleartext isn't available until the ad delivery script has run.
Or should I shut up and not give publishers any ideas?
Say you're researching a topic, and you end up hitting a bunch of dead links because the operator of their respective servers could no longer afford to keep the lights on. Then Somebody Else's Problem becomes your problem.
Banks I'll grant. They're unusual in that financial industry regulations mean they have the most to lose if a script is found to be unsafe. Healthcare sites are up there as well because of HIPAA (or foreign counterparts).
For sites in less regulated industries, how should a user go about finding whether a site's scripts are safe to add to the user's whitelist?
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Thanks! I knew if I posted my issue someone would solve it
Having this off was the default upgrading from 7 to 10. Not a good choice.
Then why do you not have a little star next to your name on slashdot?
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