Advertisers can now pay to sneak by your ad blocker

The developers of popular ad blockers, such as Adblock Plus and Crystal, are taking kickbacks from advertisers in exchange for preferential treatment, so Web surfers see certain ads even if they use ad blocking software.
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San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.