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YouTube on your terms

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While YouTube can be an invaluable resource, it’s also an increasingly annoying one.

Over the past few years, YouTube has started showing more ads in more videos, while also experimenting with longer strings of unskippable ads. Users are starting to notice, as a quick look on Reddit shows constant complaints about the heavier ad loads. Those ads can be pretty intrusive as well, with targeting based on everything you watch along with your search and browsing history.

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