MS the pop-up killer

December 10, 2003
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Mark Glaser says the Redmond Behemoth is about to get religion on killing popup ads.

Microsoft is prepping a pop-up blocker in its next version of its dominant Internet Explorer browser, due out by next June, giving more readers than ever the tools to take control of their online content experience.

Some of us alpha geeks are way ahead of Bill G. and company, because we surf with Mozilla or have attached the Google Toolbar to our Windows versions of Internet Explorer, both of which block popups.

2 Responses to MS the pop-up killer

  1. GianTrotta on January 13, 2004 at 5:59 am

    Dear Tom and al:
    There are privacy issues I believe in every pop-up blocker currently on the market; all seem to save info in one way or another. I will try to research this some more and publish it in future article.
    Best,
    GT

  2. Gian Trotta on January 13, 2004 at 8:06 am

    Folks, Tom brought to my attention that Mozilla does block pop-ups sans compromising privacy.
    I stand corrected, and chastised:).
    I did take a long tour of CNet’s user reviews of pop-up blockers and it appears all others do collect personal information to some degree. So it’s worth doing one’s homework before choosing one.