Sign our Acceptable Ads Manifesto · 13 days ago by Jessica Ciesielski
Yesterday we launched, together with PageFair, Reddit, Customer Commons and the Anti-Advertising Agency our Acceptable Ads Manifesto. The manifesto aims to collect signatures from organizations and internet users who want to make the internet a better place for everyone.
Manifesto URL not working? Here's a temporary alternate · 15 days ago by Job Plas
Today, with four other organizations, we released our Acceptable Ads Manifesto. We’re doing so in order to make our stance on advertising clear and to encourage individuals and organizations to join us in this stance. The five key tenets of it are listed below.
Switching default blocking lists for Chinese users · 27 days ago by Job Plas
We have stopped using ChinaList as the default filter list for Chinese and Taiwanese Adblock Plus users. Instead, we will offer a new list called EasyList China as the default choice. The new lists will be markedly better, providing our Chinese-speaking users with a great user experience.
Extension security 101 · 52 days ago by Felix Dahlke
We’ve received a couple of questions from users worried that Adblock Plus might be compromised lately. Don’t worry, it’s not. But that alone doesn’t warrant a blog post, does it? So here’s me talking about extension security a bit:
Any software you install, browser extensions are no exception, can do things against your will and without your knowledge. That’s commonly called malware or spyware. It’s a real problem, which is why there’s a filter list that blocks sites known for distributing malware.
But the most important thing is to be careful about the software you install. It’s ultimately your decision, and you should make it based on whether you trust the person or site you got it from.
New blog · 63 days ago by Wladimir Palant
For a while, I have been occasionally misusing the Adblock Plus project blog for articles that had no relation to Adblock Plus whatsoever. I posted various articles on security, Mozilla and XULRunner there, general extension development advise, occasionally some private stuff. With the project growing and more people joining I am no longer the only person posting to the Adblock Plus blog, treating it as my private blog isn’t appropriate. So a while ago I decided to set up a separate private blog for myself and now I finally found the time to implement this. My off-topic blog posts have been migrated to the new location. Now you can read my blog if you are interested in the random stuff I post there, or you can keep reading the Adblock Plus blog if all you are interested in is Adblock Plus.
Safer Internet Day · 65 days ago by Ben Williams
“Let’s create a better Internet together.”
That’s the motto of Safer Internet Day, an initiative happening today to encourage safe use of web technology, particularly among kids.
We support Safer Internet Day, and we’re using the occasion to show parents how they can use Adblock Plus as one of many tools to ensure a safer Internet for their kids. Children cannot always differentiate between advertisements and editorial content. For this reason they occasionally click on ads, which take them to adult content or result in an inadvertent purchase that mom and dad see when the bill comes in the mail a few months later.
Year 2013 in retrospect · 107 days ago by Wladimir Palant
The year is coming to an end, this is a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved. We’ve founded Eyeo more than two years ago but getting things rolling always takes time. Before September last year we still had only two developers and could do little more than maintaining the existing code base. And it wasn’t until 2013 that the new developers got up to speed and could contribute significantly to our projects. Here is an incomplete and subjective list of what we’ve achieved this year:
Links not working on a website? You can fix that! · 134 days ago by Wladimir Palant
Adblock Plus users who decided to disable tracking have been complaining about severe issues on some websites for a while already. On the websites in question, clicking a link simply wouldn’t do anything unless one disables Adblock Plus. Our investigation has shown that bugs in Adobe SiteCatalyst are to blame for this issue. SiteCatalyst is a tracking solution that Adobe acquired from Omniture. A “forced link tracking” feature introduced recently is the source of these issues. Originally it was enabled for Google Chrome only, in a follow-up version for Mozilla Firefox as well.
Adblock Plus trademarks · 135 days ago by Till Faida
Recently we’ve encountered a growing number of people mimicking our logo and our look and feel, so we will now be taking steps to secure our trademark. Of course, users still have considerable freedom to redistribute and modify our open source software, but we need to secure our trademarks to protect you against those who would use them to commit fraud.
Pure YouTube Video Experience · 147 days ago by MonztA
YouTube is changing, but according to its users it may not be for the better. The most recent example of this was their recent decision to force their users to use the Google Plus commenting system, making it impossible to remain anonymous. Even though hundreds of thousands are campaigning against it, it looks as if their voices will be ignored. there is little hope that it will actually change.