Salon to ad-block users: Let us use your computers to mine cryptocurrency (really)

Give Salon points for novelty. On Monday, Salon added an unusual proposition to the message that it greets ad-blocking site visitors with: Either whitelist us, or let us use your computer’s spare processing power to mine cryptocurrency instead. Those who grant Salon consent then have CoinHive, a piece of software that uses Javascript to commandeer users’ computer processors, l ...Read the full article