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Why is this shit not illegal?
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>>63318135
Why are ads not illegal?
Same question.
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>>63318135
If you are that bothered by it, just block it.
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>>63318135
fuck off statist faggot. don't like it - don't visit sites using it. stop crying for state regulation.
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>>63319018
ill still visit them while noCoin is enabled

:-^)
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>>63318135
Because by using JavaScript you give other people the rights to use your computer as they see fit :^)
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>what is noScript/uMatrix
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Why is this shit not illegal?
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>Unauthorised acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, operation of computer, etc.

>(1)A person is guilty of an offence if—
(a)he does any unauthorised act in relation to a computer;
>(b)at the time when he does the act he knows that it is unauthorised; and
>(c)either subsection (2) or subsection (3) below applies.
>(2)This subsection applies if the person intends by doing the act—
>(a)to impair the operation of any computer;
>(b)to prevent or hinder access to any program or data held in any computer; [F2or]
>(c)to impair the operation of any such program or the reliability of any such data; [F3or
>(d)to enable any of the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) above to be done.]]

Coin hive impairs my computer by gaining unauthorised access to system resources.

So it’s illegal.
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>>63318135
>People bitch about ads and block them, so sites can't make enough money to support operations
>Sites find new way to unobtrusively generate revenue using crypto mining, people still bitch over false accusations and misunderstadings over how the tech works, blocks it.
>Sites put up paywalls, people bitch and bypass them.
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>>63319709
It's just using JavaScript, nothing illegal. That's how JS works, allows code to be run (executed) on your processor.
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>>63319709
No it fucking doesn't, CoinHive uses less system resources than your average webpage loaded with ads. Sites actually run faster when the script is in uses versus dozens of ads. Stop pulling bullshit out of your ass and slinging it everywhere.
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>>63319738
>>63319746
Hello Coinhive Evangelism Team
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>>63319799
No way, I'm not for it. But it's not doing anything any other JS code can do. If a script wants to use 100% of your CPU (maybe its broke) there's nothing stopping the browser from allowing it.
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>>63319746
Bullshit. I unblocked it on the test page and my CPU went crazy.
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>>63319799
It uses 99% of the CPU of running 24 ads, it's so lightweight!
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>>63319815
Then it’s a malicious script which impairs the operation of my computer if it does so.
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>>63319843
If you buy a processor twice as powerful it'll only use 50%.
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It's a malware that steal money from you without your consent by wasting electricity. Therefore, consent should be asked. Or else it's litteraly RAPE.
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>Ads
>JS miner
pick one and ONLY one. If you MUST use both, no JS, video, or interactive ads
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>>63319878
That is not how it works and you know it, please stop.
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>>63319709
This applies to ads too, though. So the question is, does visitng a web page imply consent for third-party monetising services to run on your machine? Or does it not?

For that matter, does trying to view information on a webpage imply consent to download and run 10MB of javascript frameworks that are completely unrelated to the actual content I wish to view?
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>If you buy a processor twice as powerful it'll only use 50%.
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>>63318135
>He doesn't block JS.
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>>63319843
Modern browsers detect script load and will ask the user if they want to stop the script hogging resources. Doesn't it do that for this particular script? I suspect it does if using 100%
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>>63319991
If the script is properly using async, then it is easy to bypass that restriction because browsers only detect scripts that stop page loading etc.
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>>63320116
Ah good to know, thanks




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