This may or may not be news to some of you, but today I've discovered a very strange issue with these websites. My mother was complaining that her tabs, and sometimes her whole browser, would crash when she visited some sites using either Chrome, Chromium, and Firefox. This problem was very inconsistent until tonight when I watched what she was doing and noticed that she searches with Bing, from MSN's search bar, then clicks on the website(s) she wants to visit.
I was able to do this consistently when searching "Amazon", then clicking the Ad link for Amazon. What was even more strange is because she has Exede satellite internet, being that the internet is very slow, clicking on the non Ad link gives the same result when you try to search for an item on Amazon before the entire site loads. It crashes the tab, and even the whole browser (if there are no other tabs open). What threw me off is that I boot into a Live Fedora installer, (she's using Ubuntu), and could not duplicate the issue using multiple browsers with adblockers. So naturally, at that time, I thought it was an Ubuntu issue.
However, later when I got home I duplicated this issue on both my Fedora laptop and my Windows 10 rig (which has been collecting dust the past few months). So yet again Microsoft succeeds in showing me how low their tactics can go. Purposely crashing tabs/browsers so they can get their ad revenue. How petty! Simply pathetic!
So, my goal now is to get them off of MSN and Bing. I managed to get them off of Windows, I can do this........I CAN DO THIS!!!!!! LOL!!! I never knew this problem existed because I don't use their website, EVER. I'd like to note that this issue can not be replicated when searching with Google, or other search engines as far as I know.
Here's an article I found, using Google (LOL), that pretty much supports my view...
You are not allowed to view links.
Why is it happening?
Msn.com and some other popular websites appear to be escalating the war against ad blockers. First, they began using very aggressive ad technology to sneak ads past users' ad blockers, particularly in Chrome. Now it looks like the sites are intentionally breaking their own pages to force visitors to disable their ad blockers altogether.
So although that bit isn't spot on to the issue I'm experiencing, it still supports the idea that Microsoft is intentionally crashing tabs/browsers in order to get it's users to drop their shields so that they can get an easy buck off of them. Forgive my callousness, but SCREW Microsoft!