Bandwidth Leeching – latimes.com

I was using Web Inspector to checkout how websites were using Facebook cookies for ad-tracking when I stumbled upon the latimes home page using 14-50MB.

I was surprised to see about 900+ http requests go through in 14 seconds with a total of 20MB of bandwidth usage. All for responsiveness and ad-tracking. The page keeps lazy loading content without any interaction.

Bandwidth leeching latimes.com

I let the page sit there for about a minute and it ended up downloading about 50MB of junk and redirected me to this page to download a Flash Player that I don’t trust, yikes. Do you think this is a responsible design?

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