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First, drhowarddrfine, let me stress this one point. I'm not against marketing. I don't mind ads. People have to make a living. But I value my privacy. It's one of the reasons why I use FreeBSD (it has more options than Linux that cater to the security-minded). So now that that's out of the way... It seems as if many of us don't know where that line is. Some of us go to reasonable lengths so we don't suddenly get PUPs by clicking on cleverly designed buttons disguised as "Download", etc.. Some (thankfully not myself) go to other lengths on the deep end. I asked about blocking ads and tracking on the DNS level, not just to maintain security and privacy, but to study and understand how it works. Some of you might not know this, but I have a deep interest in how various Technologies work. Which means that I might try to implement things that some might deem unnecessary. And, though you may not know it, I actually have Autism, and don't really have a family or many friends to go on trips with, and so I have a lot of time to devote to my small business of installations on people's Hardware and just learning things. Anyway, where do you guys stand on this issue? Thanks for your time, and please, no hammers.