So I tend to do mostly enterprise-y security and networking stuff, and I
run a Fortigate at my house as I tend to install them. Because of odd
circumstances, ie. a dumb government contractor both selling a second-hand
firewall on ebay to me with configuration intact, and them continuing to
pay for my subscription after they sold it on a secondary market (3yr now),
I still get continuous URL filter feeds to it it, so who am I to complain?
I use it as such to block a lot of crap to my house with nothing more than
their "advertising" category.
I enable globally ad blocking at the firewall level per their
categorization as an enterprise product, and blocks an absolute crap ton.
Even my girl on her phone mostly says "it's kinda nice", but it breaks
things for her as a more "basic" user.
Biggest thing it breaks for me is the amazon mobile app. It's so tied to
their their ads and spyware, their mobile app just crashes and shows me
some poor dog as a result. It's unusable. Might be the same for pihole
doing much the same but no idea. F. Amazon though, I mostly order if I
must from a pc that works fine, and still hate the fact I even have to
order from them. I'm sure this is probably more common, but I don't use my
phone much for like actual phone calls, and reading books.
She complains the fakebook and twitter twits are somewhat broken, and
reverts back to LTE at times, but I figure it's probably doing right by
security vs. Zuck getting richer to feed disinformation, chinese/russian
malware, and generally watch everything you do. I consider blocking them
both at times, but she might leave.
Something to note if you block these things properly at a network level
Otherwise, past 20 or so years I just use noscript and ablockers, never
been infected, with or without network level security, linux, windoze, or