Reportedly 37,000 people accidentally downloaded a fake Adblock Plus extension for Chrome. A fraudulent developer was able to bypass Google’s vetting process and distributed a knock off Adblock Plus, but the extent of its damages remains unknown.
Apps/Software October 10, 2017
Eyeo GmbH partners with ComTag to launch the beta version of the new Acceptable Ads platform that works with AdBlock Plus. The new ad tech platform allows publishers to drag and drop ready-made ads into their pages, which will be instantly viewable by ABP users.
Internet September 14, 2016
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
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
Adblock Plus and Flattr teamed up and took the wraps off Flattr Plus, a tool that'll allow readers to block ads on a website and still support it via donations.
Apps/Software May 4, 2016
Samsung's Android web browser now offers ad blocking plugins. It seems that the company wants to ensure that users of its Galaxy devices do not switch to Chrome as Google's mobile browser does not support content blockers yet.
Apps/Software February 1, 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
Asus has teamed up with AdBlock to turn out devices that already come equipped with pop-up blocker app AdBlock Plus.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2015
AdBlock Plus stayed true to its transparency policy and explained how the Acceptable Advertising program works. The company detailed the costs, eligibility and criteria that a website must meet in order to get whitelisted.
Apps/Software December 17, 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
Adblock Plus has managed to convince Apple to enlist its ad blocking solution. ABP is currently featured on the Google Play Store for Android.
Apps/Software September 9, 2015
How else would ad-blocking software companies make money but by getting advertisers to pay them not to block their ads?
Business February 3, 2015
With the announcement of Facebook's new ad network, Atlas, many users are worried that they will not have control over their privacy. For those users, a new tool, called Adblock Plus, may prove useful.
Internet October 2, 2014