Comment on Do you think adblockers are piracy? Why?

MerchantsOfMisery@lemmy.ml:

Lol no. When I help most people fix their computer issues like having an infected PC, I honestly think UBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere are most effective than antivirus software. Of course, I don't let them go without antivirus software but my point is that adblockers like UBlock Origin are arguably a more effective preventative measure than most antivirus software.

The idea that adblockers are piracy is just a foolish use of the word privacy and it's weird that Linus took the stance he did on this. He's a smart guy, at the very least I don't get how he didn't think the community wouldn't clown on him for this.

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