While some companies are looking to make ads more transparent so that users can make more informed decisions about whether or not they should click on ads, there is still a significant threat from malicious ads that are used to collect information or use your device as a surface. attacks to perform other unwanted actions. It turns out that US federal intelligence services such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) fear advertising on the Internet as much as anyone else, and use ad blockers to mitigate this potential threat.
According to a letter sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), written by US Senator Ron Wyden and received by Motherboard, the intelligence community (IC) uses ad blockers extensively. For those who don’t know, the intelligence community is made up of a variety of organizations, including the FBI, NSA, CIA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and others. The letter also contains the following quote from the
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