Since the invention of the pop-up ad, Internet users have been dodging ads left and right.
Then ad blockers came along, and everyone started downloading them to keep their Web browsing ad-free. Seriously, can you blame them?
But it looks like Yahoo has found a new way to ensure Web browsers are seeing the ads its sponsors pay for. For users that installed ad-blockers on their PC, Yahoo is reportedly holding their email accounts for ransom. When they try to access Yahoo Mail, they can't log in.
Now that seems downright mean. Whether it's a glitch or an intentional action on Yahoo's part is still unknown. But users of the product Adblock Plus have started tooting the "foul play" horn. Forums with complaints are filling up.