Number one reason why I use my high end phone as a phone and message receiver and sender only. Android was made to enable ads and to data mine everything we do. It doesn’t like any browser but Chrome. Just like Windows 10, neither system is there for the purpose of providing for the end user. Both exist to data mine everything we do and sell your screen space to whomever comes along.
I was reading a post in the Audiogon digital forum and received a popup spam message again. I was okay for a while but these popup spams started again the last few days. I emailed Audiogon Customer Support of this issue.
Someone mentioned these popups are web pages but I do not not know. Please note these popup spans only appear when I am browsing Audiogon. I get NO popups when browsing any other audio site or anything else.
t seems I only receive the popups in the Forum section and not the for sale section.
My Safari popup blocker is on and so is my fraudulent web blocker. My IOS version is 12.2 and is the most current version.
If anyone else is receiving these popup spam messages, please email Audiogon Customer Support at:
Ghostery is available for the iPhone as a browser. I use it on my desktop where its a plug in to Firefox- in that case it blocks 'trackers' that report your activity to other sites like Google. As a browser on the iPhone it acts a bit different. You have to set it to block trackers- when you do it works a lot better (and faster) but not all sites will resolve. Audiogon does FWIW and I don't get any redirects or popups. Ghostery also blocks ads. This is really nice when active on forum sites that have a lot of ads. It loads faster and seems less annoying :)
I still see them on iPhone. They take over the Safari browser and take me to another SPAM site. Go into the amps discussion from iPhone/Safari and I get routed to sfweeklymusic.world with a huge pop up that says Congratulations! and a picture of a gift.