Mozilla Has a New Tool for Tricking Advertisers Into Believing You're Filthy Rich

If you notice the ads being served to you are eerily similar to stuff you were just browsing online, it’s not all in your head, and it’s the insidious truth of existing online without installing a bunch of browser But there’s now a tool that, while comically absurd in execution, can stick it to the man (advertisers) by effectively disguising your true interests. Hope you like tabs.

Mozilla Has a New Tool for Tricking Advertisers Into Believing You're Filthy Rich

Curated via Twitter from Gizmodo’s twitter account….

As Mozilla noted in a blog post announcing the tool, it’ll likely only work as intended for a few days and then will revert back to showing you ads more in tune with your actual preferences. “This will show you ads for products you might not be interested in at all, so it’s really just throwing off brands who want to advertise to a very specific type of person,” the company wrote. “You’ll still be seeing ads.

It took a few minutes for all 100 tabs to open up for each on Chrome. (If you’re on a computer that doesn’t have much RAM, just know that you might have to restart after everything freezes. ) For the former, there were a lot of yacht sites, luxury designers, stock market sites, expensive watches, some equestrian real estate brokers, a page to sign up for a Mastercard Gold Card, and a page to book a room at the MGM Grand.

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