Is $100 million enough to save the web from ads?

    Date18 Sep 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    After years of going nowhere, could web micropayments be the next big enabler for user privacy? Learn more in a great Naked Security article:

    The privacy angle on this has always sounded interesting: if visitors could pay websites small amounts of money for consuming content, perhaps those sites wouldn’t need to sell traffic to advertisers whose business is built on distracting, tracking and profiling visitors.

    Easy to aspire to, harder to make work – with a long list of commercial micropayments systems that nobody uses serving as cautionary tales.

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