Two days. That’s how long it took for Adblock Plus to start blocking ads on Facebook again after the social media giant found a way to bypass ad blockers. As long as you’re running the most recent version of Adblock Plus, you shouldn’t see ads any longer when you load up the News Feed in your browser.
The new ad blocker support Apple introduced in its mobile Safari web browser in iOS 9 is causing quite a stir. Publishers are up in arms, worried that users will adopt mobile ad blockers en masse and poke huge holes in their revenue streams. Meanwhile, just one day after Apple released iOS 9 to the public on Wednesday, several ad blocker plug-ins have indeed shot up the charts in Apple’s iOS App Store.
Regardless of which side of the debate you stand on, there’s one thing we can probably all agree on: What AdBlock Plus is doing — if, and only if recent accusations turn out to be true — is both unethical and deplorable. More →
With the iPhone 6s and iOS 9 poised to launch in the coming days, now equipped with the ability to utilize ad-blocking software, a new era of mobile surfing has begun… But on Tuesday, the Adblock developers decided to get a head start by launching their own official mobile browser for iPhone and iPad — a standalone product that’ll keep your browsing session secure and ad-free. More →
The ad-blocking cat and mouse game Internet users and content publishers are playing online is about to get more interesting, as a former Googler apparently says his new company has a high-tech means of smashing through “all the ad blockers.” More →
Adblock Plus is the most popular desktop ad-blocking software on the planet, and the team behind the popular browser extension is now taking its talents to the mobile web. Meet the Adblock Browser, a mobile app for Google’s Android platform that focuses on delivering users all the content they want with none of the ads that support it. More →
If you live in the city, you’ve probably stopped noticing the advertisements that flood your vision every time you leave your place. They’re so omnipresent that they’ve just become an inseparable part of your world, but what if you could block them out just like you block the ads on your computer? More →
Canvas fingerprinting is a completely new way of tracking users online for advertising purposes, and reports detailing it claim it’s rather difficult to bypass. Even Adblock Plus users can’t escape canvas fingerprinting, but the company explained on its blog there is a way to deal with it, and with cookies for that matter, using its browser plugin. More →
Adblock Plus, one of the greatest Internet browser plugins ever created, is finally available to purge Android smartphones and tablets of mobile advertisements once and for all. The app is available for free in the Google (GOOG) Play Store claims to “block all annoying ads on your Android device” including “mobile ads, video advertising, banners, push notifications, display advertising, HTML5 advertising and much more” without requiring any rooting. BGR tested Adblock Plus on a Galaxy S III and can back up the claim that ads are even removed from apps such as Angry Birds. More →