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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by cecilrwilliams, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. cecilrwilliams

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    Recently, several post I have seen on Facebook and clicked to read additional information, I instead received notice to open app to read. When I clicked open, I was redirected to Apple App Center to download casino app. I should had noted the app. This happened several times during the week. I had Privacy, Limit Ad Tracking. Facebook and Internet settings to block all pop-up and Facebook to Friends Only. I have no games on my IPad that would seek to upgrade App.

    Any additional settings on IPad to prevent this?

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  2. willerz2

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    I don't believe anything can block these sorts of ads unfortunately, not WeBlock on the AppStore nor even on a jailbroken device because the ad server is dynamic, so blocking it once won't have an effect the next day even depending on how avidly they change. It gets worse once Apple's done with iOS 8 and focus on releasing full screen video iAds that you might not be able to close unless you close out the app from your multitasker or if you watch it through.

    Particularly with Facebook, they thrive off ads, so unless you have an older version of the Facebook ad on iTunes, you can't circumvent these extremely annoying measures of apps like Facebook from trying to yank all your hair out. And even then, they'll probably just start advertising hair growth products.


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  3. cecilrwilliams

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    Willetz2 it really just started for me.mmi guess Facebook needs the money.
     
  4. red_seal

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    The worst is when it's a paid app and it has ad's. Like the EA games on my ipad : S
     
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    Unfortunately, whether or not an app or game has ads is totally up to the developer.
     
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    Face book continues to annoy users to the point many stop using it. Personally I believe I have the right to disable ads plus any other stuff like " people You may know". It does not make it an enjoyable experience.
     
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    Yeah it's true, unfortunate is the right word for it lols
     
  8. willerz2

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    Even on a jailbroken device, if you attempt to remove the ads using something like Flex2, your app will continuously crash on startup until you turn the patch to remove the ads off. And independent tweaks themselves do not remove Facebook ads because they're dynamic, so basically Facebook's done their homework to keep their advertisement money flowing in.
     
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    I truly dislike pop up ads but they are part of our techno life. Personally, I do not get plagued with them and find them mildly irritating. Stopped using FB ages ago. I felt very uneasy even with all the filters and so called safeguards in place. Just my paranoia, I suppose.
     
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  10. Gtatler

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    Try an app called Weblock - all one word, there are others with similar names.

    It certainly seems to be very versatile and since installing I have not been plagued with pp-ups.


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