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Wed Dec 16, 2020, 01:42 AM

Why am I seeing

ads for a company called SolarWinds on DU? I don't want to click on it. Isn't that the name of the Russian hack?

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Reply Why am I seeing (Original post)
EndlessWire Dec 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Dec 2020 #1
left-of-center2012 Dec 2020 #2
soothsayer Dec 2020 #3
panader0 Dec 2020 #4
abqtommy Dec 2020 #5

Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 01:59 AM

1. It is the name of the company that was hacked I believe ... not the name of the hack itself ...

And we don't yet know for sure what country it was.

That being said ... I rather doubt there's a reason for you to click on the ad.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 02:23 AM

2. ABC evening news said it was Russia that hacked us

I think MSNBC and CNN also said that.

One of them said Trump has been complaining about a 'hacked election' but not one word about Russia hacking our government institutions.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 08:02 AM

3. Cozy Bear

Such cute hacking names

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 08:10 AM

4. You're seeing ads because you don't have a star.

Make a small donation and, voila, no more ads.
The words SolarWinds have been used a bit on DU and the advertising algorithm
recognizes that--thus the ad.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:40 AM

5. I don't have a star but use AdBlocker Ultimate in my Firefox browser and I don't see any ads.

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