tech2 News Staff Sep 20, 2017 10:15 AM IST
The Pirate Bay in their short blog post mentions that the cryptocurrency mine used can be kept away using a normal ad-blocker. This could keep the particular miner used in this case away. However, The Next Web in its report recommends 'minerBlock' and 'No Coin' extensions for Google Chrome users.
Motherboard in its report also poses the question of whether crypto mining is a better alternative to spammy ads but also summarises the argument by how it all boils down to user consent, unlike how The Pirate Bay went ahead with it, without informing its users ahead.