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AdBlock Has a New Owner and No One Knows Who

Popular Chrome and Safari browser extension AdBlock has been quietly sold, and no one seems to know who the new owner is. Yesterday, users of AdBlock – rebranded from its former guise as AdBlock Plus –…

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Google Chrome Starts Bypassing AdBlock Plus

Reports on Twitter suggest that Google Chrome has started to bypass the popular AdBlock Plus extension. AdBlock and its variants have long been the bane of commercial websites, with drops in revenue blamed directly on advert…

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Man Trying to Smash “All the Ad Blockers” After Google Loses $6.6 Billion in Advertising

Google has lost $6.6 billion in advertising revenue due to third-party ad-blocking software, such as AdBlock Plus. In an effort to tackle the problem and help companies like Google reclaim some of its lost advertising revenue,…

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Adblock Plus is Coming to Your Android Device!

With huge success in the Chrome market, the hugely popular AdBlock Plus team are taking their talents and using them to bring us an automatic ad blocking phone browser that they say will “block annoying ads…

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AdBlock Plus Ruled Legal by German Court

Despite being the life-blood of many websites, some internet users understandably find online ads annoying, especially when they are intrusive and impair their ability to engage with a site (for the record, all of eTeknix’s ads…

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Google, Microsoft and Amazon pay to Bypass AdBlock

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Taboola have been paying the German owners of AdBlock Plus to make sure that their adverts sneak through the advert blocker’s algorithms. The confidential deal between the companies and AdBlock owners Eyeo…

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Go Incognito on Facebook: AdBlock Plus Can Bypass ‘Seen’ Message Notifications

Open source content filter Adblock Plus announced an appealing new feature on Tuesday: the plugin can now prevent ‘seen’ notifications from appearing below opened Facebook messages. AdBlock’s blog used the following example to illustrate the feature:…

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Google Paying Adblock Plus To White-list Unobtrusive Adverts

After Google recently cheesed a lot of people off by removing Ad-blocking Apps from the Google Play Store, it turns out they are now resorting to paying Adblocking App companies to white-list Google adverts. According to…