The Disconnect tool tells me 35 different sites, most definitely difficult to associate directly with Wired's core business, are informed every time I visit wired.com. Of those 35, my blockers stop 11. What about the other 24? From where I sit, it would seem to me that Wired is already heavily monetized even with conventional ad blockers engaged.
It's up to them to fully explain what those partnerships are really about before I pony up anything more than I already have. Transparency, Wired, is the name of the game. 'Fess up.