"The one BIG issue I do have is the huge number of VIDEO ads that load
automatically, especially on desktop browsers, but also on mobile. It is
unacceptable that such a large amount of bandwidth can be used without
permission. Ignoring that it radically slows things down, using our plan's
limited data bandwidth is actually using our "money" - it's akin to the days
of getting unsolicited faxes which used your paper and fax "ink".
This is one thing that needs to change - and I'm sure most folks who aren't
thinking of the data consumption would still find it more unobtrusive if
they had a choice to stop the LOADING/playing of video unless they click to
watch the ad video.
I emphasize LOADING, because even if it doesn't play automatically, most of
the video ads are already loading the data, using our bandwidth.
So, any publishers out there reading these comments - please consider
changing what you do with video ads."