Another court, another (obvious) win for ad blocking ... and Acceptable Ads too · 1 day ago by Ben Williams

Ad blocking has again been found 100 percent legal, this time according to a Munich regional court which also legitimated our Acceptable Ads initiative. (Just like last time) a group of massive publishers took us to court, and just like last time the court said, “uh, no.”

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Adblock Browser is here · 8 days ago by Ben Williams

Today we are pleased to announce Adblock Browser for Android. Our first foray into a more complete mobile ad blocking solution will block annoying ads out of the box and is a great overall browser for your Android device.

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Five years ago we started using Anwiki to power The most important reason was our need to support translations in a way that could scale for many languages and many translators. Sadly, Anwiki has a number of issues that make working with it unnecessarily hard. We couldn’t find any existing products that do a better job so we decided to roll our own.

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Restating the obvious: adblocking declared legal · 37 days ago by Ben Williams

Today, after a four-month trial, a regional court in Hamburg ruled that adblocking is, in fact, perfectly legal. What happened is that a few German publishers took us to court over the right to block ads, but thankfully every user’s right to determine what goes when they surf online was upheld.

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A year later, the call for better ads is deafening: the manifesto turns 1 · 63 days ago by Ben Williams

The Acceptable Ads Manifesto is about to celebrate its first birthday! In the past year its membership has more than tripled, and we’re looking forward to more signees who are ready to do the dirty work to get rid of bad ads.

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Adblock Plus 1.3 for Android and an apparent change in permissions · 77 days ago by René Jeschke

We have encountered users wondering about an apparently new permission declared by Adblock Plus 1.3 for Android, namely: ‘full permissions to all device features and storage’. Here’s the explanation about this new permission.

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Adblock Plus integrated into Maxthon browser · 106 days ago by Job Plas

Adblock Plus and Maxthon committed to a partnership where Adblock Plus has been integrated as a default feature in the popular Maxthon Cloud Browser.

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Much ado about ... nothing new? Facebook's terms go into effect today · 118 days ago by Ben Williams

As of today, Facebook users will automatically be subject to more invasive privacy policies under the updated Terms and Conditions. This may be frightening, but their moves to individualize advertising – even outside Facebook – are really nothing new. However, it is now official. If you don’t like it, you can either quit Facebook or, along with checking a few settings, just activate Adbock Plus privacy features.

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My, my Myspace? · 132 days ago by Ben Williams

On Wednesday, Venturebeat and others reported that Myspace’s owners, an ad company called Viant, will be using the personal information it has from its over 50 million users to track its users between their online activities and their purchases in the real world.

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Adblock Plus now available on Yandex Browser · 157 days ago by Ben Williams

We just released Adblock Plus for Yandex Browser. Now the 24 million Yandex Browser users can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they can block all annoying ads and unleash the power of Adblock Plus’s army of additional features.

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