How we’re tracked online, by whom, and why. Also what impact all those goddamn web bugs have on things like user experience and page loading. (Hint: it’s a lot.)

For the record, I use Ghostery and Adblock in every browser I can. The fact that I can’t on my phone and tablet1 is one of the reasons I mostly stick to a handful of sites when using those devices.

Also any website that uses those whole-page-obscuring lightbox interstitial ad things needs to be burnt with fire. Seriously. Don’t fucking do that.

  1. Well, my iPad. I don’t love love my Surface, but I do love that it has a proper browser with a proper adblocker in it. []