Is anyone else getting odd pop ups from dailykos today or is it just my iPhone?

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18 Feb, 2019 01:44 AM

I can’t open a dailykos page today on my iPhone without getting pop ups to spam sites. It isn’t happening for me on other sites . Is it just me or is anyone else having this problem? Genuinely curious about whether I have a problem or the dailykos server has a problem

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 18 Feb, 2019 02:40 AM

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    Hello, and thanks much for the alert.
    What else can you tell us? Is it happening on the home page, on story pages, both?
    Are these the "you have won!" come-ons?
    We appreciate all the details you can supply.

  2. 2 Posted by lebowskiachieve... on 18 Feb, 2019 02:44 AM

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    Yep. It’s those. It seems to just happen when I click through to a story page from the recommended tab and only like every other time

  3. 3 Posted by Cyclopsgirl on 18 Feb, 2019 02:43 PM

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    Submitting again, first time didn’t seem to take. I’m having the same issue whether I’m logged in or not. I’m on my iPhone. Attaching screenshots.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 18 Feb, 2019 03:17 PM

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    Super -- for the information, lebowskiachiever, not for the ads!
    Appreciate you getting back to us so quickly last night.

    Thanks, cyclopsgirl, for the screenshots. They're very helpful.

  5. 5 Posted by Cyclopsgirl on 19 Feb, 2019 04:17 PM

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    Hi again.

    Yesterday afternoon I didn’t run into the issue at all and thought it had been corrected, but had it happen just now when I hit the recommended tab. Attaching screenshot

  6. 6 Posted by NeverEverAgain on 19 Feb, 2019 09:35 PM

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    Just received another pop-up ad myself, after clicking on the mid-day open thread by MeteorBlades. Here is a pic, and the source code if that helps:

        <base href="">
            function getURLParameter(name) {
                return decodeURIComponent(
                    (RegExp(name + '=' + '(.+?)(&|$)').exec( || [, null])[1] || ''
        <link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="img/favicon.ico">
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, maximum-scale=1.0, minimum-slace=1.0, initial-scale=1.0">
        <link href="css/css.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css">
            alert("Dear CenturyLink Customer,\n\nYou have been selected for chance to get rewards:\n- Apple iPhone Xs \n- Samsung Galaxy S9 \n- $1000 Walmart Gift Card\n\nAttention, number of rewards are limited.\n\nPress OK to continue! \n\nIP : " + (getURLParameter('ip')) + "\n\nUser reference : 6241\n\n");
            navigator.vibrate = navigator.vibrate || navigator.webkitVibrate || navigator.mozVibrate || navigator.msVibrate;
            navigator.vibrate([1000, 500, 1000]);
        <!--<audio autoplay="" preload="">
            <source src="default.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
            <source src="default.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
        <div id="header">
            <div id="header_wrapper">
                <img id="header_logo" src="img/corp_logo.svg" height="40">
        <div id="wrapper">
            <div id="copy">
                <h1>Dear CenturyLink Customer, Congratulations!</h1>
                    National Telecom is holding a market research for next <b>
                        7 days
                            function fun_date(addDays) {
                                var monthNames = new Array("January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December");
                                var date1 = new Date();
                                var time1 = date1.getFullYear() + "-" + (date1.getMonth() + 1) + "-" + date1.getDate();
                                var date2 = new Date(date1);
                                date2.setDate(date1.getDate() + addDays);
                                time2 = monthNames[date2.getMonth()] + "." + date2.getDate();
                                return time2;
                            document.write('(' + fun_date(0) + ' -> ' + fun_date(7) + ')')

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