What media companies don’t want readers to know about ad blockers

When talking about ad blockers, newspaper executives often focus exclusively on the drawbacks of ad blockers, leaving a big part of the story untold, according to Trevor Trimm. Ad blockers do not help publishers, but there are security benefits for readers. Several major news sites, including the New York Times, the BBC and AOL, had their ad networks hijacked by criminal hackers who attempted to install ransomware on readers’ computers.