There are lots of reasons why, but isn’t this enough? To summarize the article, visitors to The Economist’s website received some yummy malware courtesy of anti-adblocking software.
Another way to put the problem is this: Ad companies are getting increasingly desperate for ways to monetize your attention. Ethics went out the window a long time ago. The only way to put some balance back in the system is for us to use ad-blockers aggressively when surfing the web.
I saw this link today on Daring Fireball Here:
This is my first attempt at a link blog entry. I spotted this episode on twitter some time ago, but frankly I’m not sure where first. (@marcoarment ?) Don’t hesitate to suggest better ways to connect to the original sources.