Dude that's heinous! And no replies?
As I've said before I think the publisher needs to exercise more editorial control over ad content. They need a clearly stated policy covering what advertisers are [not] allowed to do, and a definitive yet simple mechanism for users to report violaters, that pinpoints the offending ad and copies its code.
From there confirmed violations should be sanctioned swiftly and harshly, perhaps with a "fine" for the first offense, and by banning thereafter.
If there are any advertisers that object to such a policy, then imho opening-up users' machines to them is irresponsible, they don't belong advertising here.
I've also said before that we as users would be foolish to try to deny this publication its revenue stream, but even so it can't be selling-out its user base and the machines used to read it for mere money. There's got to be an ethical line drawn, and it must be actively enforced... otherwise color me gone.
... uh oh... nice... the ad with embedded doubleclick.net link is for SQL Server Mag... so much for ethics to protect us...