From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22124929)
This is GDPR in action. Wow.
@tomasino Also GDPR in action: American sites flat up refusing to load from European IP addresses (I find the idea of meatspace political boundaries starting to manifest as real boundaries in cyberspace terrifying), and gigantic cookie popups on 95% of the web (which those of us with aggressive cookie-discarding policies have to see every. single. time.).
@solderpunk the cookie popup thingies are in litigation already. Hopefully that will get better over time, but who knows. The wall to the US is annoying as well. Still I think the situation is better with GDPR than without
@tomasino You're probably right. It just feels like a band-aid to me. We should be deprecating the technologies that allow this kind of tracking in the first place and replacing them with ones that don't.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko