The last few weeks has seen Google announce a breadth of features that are more advertiser-friendly. Google isn't leaving users out in the cold, though, with new ad blocking features to improve the Google experience.
Google June 2, 2017
Google confirmed that it will be rolling out an ad blocker for its Chrome browser next year. Google will help publishers prepare for the launch of the tool, which will eliminate annoying ads.
Apps/Software June 1, 2017
Adblock Plus labeled Facebook's move to dismiss ad blockers on the desktop version of the social network as 'anti-user.' The company has now announced a workaround to the technology with a new filter.
Apps/Software August 11, 2016
Facebook's move to block ad blockers on desktop has unsurprisingly made some waves, as the company stepped on some toes on its way to forcing ads. Adblock Plus is obviously against this move, explaining that it's 'anti-user' and 'takes a dark path against user choice.'
Internet August 10, 2016
Facebook announced that from now on it will bypass ad blockers on the desktop version of its social network. This means that you'll see ads on Facebook even if you have ad-blocking software in place, but at least you'll be able to customize what type of ads you see.
Internet August 9, 2016
UK wireless carrier Three is heading a massive offensive against advertisers and publishers. For a full 24 hours, Three will block ads at the network level.
Apps/Software May 29, 2016
Three UK inked a deal with Shine to test out complete ad blocking for 24 hours. Customers of the carrier will see the results this June, and the trial could be a game changer for the British ad market.
Business Tech May 27, 2016
An increasing number of publishers have begun blocking readers who use ad-blockers, including Forbes, GQ, City AM, the Washington Post, the Daily Telegraph and Bild.
Internet May 9, 2016
AdBlock and Adblock Plus for Microsoft Edge have turned up at the Windows Store. Currently, it's available only to preview users, but it's a positive sign that everyone will get it soon enough.
Apps/Software May 9, 2016
Opera officially released its native ad blocking feature for its desktop browser, as well as Opera Mini for Android. The built-in ad blocker allows for impressively faster browsing, greatly reducing the loading time for Web pages.
Internet May 4, 2016
Samsung has updated its Internet browser app for Android. Users can now enjoy more ad-blocking apps to use in conjunction with Samsung Internet, and a more robust 'Secret Mode' to surf the Web more securely.
Apps/Software March 29, 2016
UK carrier Three will start implementing Shine’s network-level ad-blocking technologies for its mobile users. With this move, Three is now the first major company in Europe to block online advertising on its network.
Business February 19, 2016
Adblock Plus can no longer attend the annual IAB conference following an email that confirmed its registration fee had been refunded. Simply put, Adblock was uninvited.
Society January 20, 2016
EE CEO, Olaf Swantee, declared that the British mobile carrier is mulling ways in which customer choice and mobile ads can coexist. Swantee acknowledged that some ads are positive, but he aims to filter out the irritating ones.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 24, 2015
Mozila, the company behind Firefox, has announced three guiding principles that it intends to stick to when it comes to the discussion of ad blocking, which is becoming an increasingly large concern for content providers.
Apps/Software October 8, 2015
iOS 9 Ad Blockers are selling like hot bread on Apple store, but various retailers are unsatisfied with the apps' preferential treatment. Online clients are backing them due to the poor functionality of the apps.
Apps/Software September 28, 2015
A French publication accused Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus, of offering money to mobile content blockers in exchange for taking up its policy of whitelisting certain websites.
Business September 22, 2015
The developer of Peace, the ad-blocking app that rose to fame immediately after iOS 9’s release, pulled the app out of the Apple App Store, saying he did not feel good about his success.
Apps/Software September 19, 2015
Apple is set to allow ad blockers on its next version of iOS, iOS 9. While this might be good news for some users, it's set to cause a significant problem for advertisers such as Google.
Apps/Software September 1, 2015
Publishers could lose almost $22 billion in revenue for the year due to ad-blocking software, a figure that could rise to as high as $41.4 billion next year.
Business August 11, 2015
The trend of blocking ads through extensions available in most web browsers is growing at an exponential rate.
Internet August 10, 2015
The EFF recently announced a new commitment to creating stronger standards to protect user privacy on the Internet, by developing better 'do not track' settings for browser and app users.
Internet August 4, 2015
Apple will reportedly be introducing ad-blocking capabilities into its next version of iOS, a move that will have a significant impact on the online advertising industry and the Internet industry in general.
Apps/Software June 14, 2015
Multiple mobile operators in Europe are allegedly looking to block mobile adverts on their network, particularly those from Google in a bid to compel the company to give up a share of its ad revenue.
Business May 16, 2015