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Old 06-19-2016, 05:08 PM
 
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I have set settings on Google Play to not allow access to games over 10+. This week a children s game was being played, a race care game, and a porn ad popped up. DISGUSTING!!!! How do I block that crap? What program works best?
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:13 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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cyanogenmod has a way of blocking internet access for specific apps. (i think i heard that the latest android now has that functionality too ?)

else look into droidwall.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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look into net nanny or covenant eyes. That may do the job but I'm not sure about their ability to block ads.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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This is one of the things I had touched upon in the other thread about ads. I understand ads pays the bills, but ads should be tailored according to the content one is trying to access.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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And they will be if you opt int, Skinsguy. How is it going to tailor if you block all access.

Anyway, I would go right to the developer of the app and complain and probably leave a bad review to warn others.
Uninstall that app. That is not normal. Porn ads aren't in the "regular rotation" of any ad company, I promise you.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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And they will be if you opt int, Skinsguy. How is it going to tailor if you block all access.

Anyway, I would go right to the developer of the app and complain and probably leave a bad review to warn others.
Uninstall that app. That is not normal. Porn ads aren't in the "regular rotation" of any ad company, I promise you.
Well, if you're blocking the ads, then it's a nonissue.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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And they will be if you opt int, Skinsguy. How is it going to tailor if you block all access.

Anyway, I would go right to the developer of the app and complain and probably leave a bad review to warn others.
Uninstall that app. That is not normal. Porn ads aren't in the "regular rotation" of any ad company, I promise you.

the app in question is probably adware/malware.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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But wait! The developer has the RIGHT to have ads and not have them blocked! They get money from the views and those views support the software!

<sarcasm mode off>

Here is the thing. I buy magazines. I don't look at the ads. If a magazine consistently has too many ads or the ads are intrusive, I stop buying the magazine - or even pick it up in a doctor's office. The revenue stream of a content provider whether in-print, online, or broadcast is NOT my problem. If the provider is that hungry for money, then I will avoid the nonsense if I can, and if I can't, I walk away. I grew up in an era when advertising was relatively respectful and informative. The descent of it into pop-ups, pop-unders, pages that don't allow exits, blaring auto-start videos, and other aggressive tactics is not something I accept. Make an ad like Coke's iconic "I'd like to buy the world..." and I'll happily watch and participate.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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Well, if you're blocking the ads, then it's a nonissue.
Everyone I know blocks stupid spam ads..... NO ONE LIKES CRAP IN THIER FACES!!!!!!! (Especially when we pay enought for internet access as it is!!)
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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The ads are most likely triggered by the viewing habits logged away in cookies, google play is simply sending you ads that it assumes you want to see.
Some one is looking at porn on your computer.
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