Two of my friends told me that my blog was broken. They tried it in their browsers, and the stylesheet files didn’t load.
It was interesting because I didn’t install any new WordPress plugin, or tracking tool.
My first reaction was to go and check the pixels (Mouseflow, Facebook, GA.) They were fine.
Then I realized it wasn’t a problem with the code. I was overestimating ad blockers and how stupid they are.
The culprit was not a tracking pixel, it was a subdomain change: I renamed my blog’s URL to “adtech.leocelis.com.” Ad blockers will block domain’s files that have the word “ad” in it.
Don’t think we are there yet in terms of privacy. Technology that should protect you from being tracked is dumb; dumber than the technology being used to track you.
The brains behind ad blockers are not the same as the ones building advertising platforms (nor they are being paid the same.)