Commit c371de28 authored by Aral Balkan's avatar Aral Balkan
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Added entry and open letter. Progress towards #225.

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> “Brief description of the site” – [Source](link)
> “[Wired]( is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics. Owned by [Condé Nast](é_Nast)” – ([Source](
## Ethical design violations
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* Aggressive
* Doorslam
* Clickbait
* Web bug
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do not leave empty lines between the /trackersList comment, above, and the new list items if you do.
Valid badges are:
* Aggressive
* Doorslam
* Clickbait
* Fingerprint
* Web bug
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Statistics automatically updated by [Better Inspector]( on <!-- lastUpdate -->2016-05-16T11:23:04.552Z<!-- /lastUpdate -->. ([Source](
<!-- Manual: Add block rules (site fixes, first-party blocking, etc.) for this site (if any), here.
## Block rules
### A block rule
### Here’s The Thing With Shortsightedness
<img style='width: 100%;' src='wired-malware-blocker-blocker.png' alt='Wired’s doorslam that blocks access to their site unless you turn off your web malware blocker.'>
Some explanation of the block rule.
#### An open letter to Wired:
<strong>You don’t get it:</strong> It’s not about ads but behavioural targetting and tracking. We are disappointed that violating our privacy and compromising our security are the ways you have chosen to monetise your service. We hope you will stop blocking valuable tools like Better that protect people from trackers, ad-delivered trojans, and other web malware.
While we hope you will reconsider your malicious stance against human rights, we are not willing to sit by in the meanwhile and let you compromise people’s privacy and security. In addition to blocking the roughly 50 third-party trackers that your site exposes people to, we are also blocking your blocker blocker with the following rule:
- trigger:
- url-filter: test.test
- load-type: first-party
- url-filter: assets/load
- action:
- type: block
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Now it’s your turn: if you want to, you can inline all your JavaScript to break our blocker-blocker blocking rule.
Then, we can update our rule so it disables all of your first-party JavaScript…
We can play this game of cat and mouse all day long. Or you can ask yourselves: is this really the game you want to be playing…?
If you want to make money while respecting our human rights, you have ways of doing so without tracking us and compromising our security. You can use non-behavioural ads that don’t track people (like The Deck), switch completely to a subscription model (which we’d happily support), or use a service or model similar to Flattr or Tip The Web.
We urge you to [reconsider the ethics]( of your business model.
You have alternatives. We hope you will choose one that respects the human rights of your readers.
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