Speaking Popup Adverts

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While testing the free proxy service Hidemyass.com (that lets you surf anonymously in return for advertisements) for a friend, I was faintly surprised to see the following appear in a pop up advert:

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Nothing much of interest there, granted. But what made it particularly surreal was the spoken soundclip that plays in the background, reading out the text of the popup box.

Perhaps if I gave the "single biggest reason" for wanting to leave the page as "annoying, intrusive voice clips playing in the background" they'd get the message....

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