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youtube click_to_play

I hate getting pop-ups, videos and adverts in my face as well as eating up my monthly broadband quota as I surf the web looking for information, so in FireFox I had set about:config -> plugins.click_to_play = true

That was working fine until recently. Now I see youtube somehow started bypass this setting of mine and shove the video at me anyway in spite of the message that it needs a plugin!

I note youtube equally bypass the 'ActiveX Filtering' in Internet Explorer 10. IMO there is no point having these options and settings if unscrupulous site operators can bypass them.

I presume youtube are abusing HTML 5 capabilities to achieve this effect and so I want to know if we can still disable active content or are going to be completely at the mercy of every site we visit in the future. :(

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