Three’s the charm. 3 publishers lose 3 lawsuits on appeal · 6 days ago by Ben Williams

We just received news that the appellate court in Munich, Germany decided in favor of Adblock Plus and eyeo in three separate cases brought by RTL Interactive, ProSiebenSat.1 and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Each case was an appeal, so this is the second time in each case (see here and here for the first times) that the court has ruled against them and in favor of users.

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Don't vote for us for SXSW · 13 days ago by Ben Williams

Ha, ha, just playing! We absolutely do want to be on a panel at SXSW this year, and the only way to get on one is by getting enough votes. If you’d like to help us out, please vote here, here and here

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The story about the new Flattr - Making your content flattrable · 13 days ago by Laura Dornheim

Let’s go into how ownership recognition works on the new Flattr. When a URL is flattred we need to be able to look up who owns it to transfer money from a consumer to the respective content creator. This post will explain how that works and why we do it this way. Our goal is that every creator knows how to link content with Flattr.

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The semi-authoritative, semi-complete history of the Adblock Plus project · 56 days ago by Wladimir Palant

Which one was first, Adblock or Adblock Plus? If Adblock Plus was created in 2006, how come there was Adblock Plus in 2005 already? The history of the Adblock Plus project isn’t straightforward and I already tried to explain it once. The article titled A not so short history of Adblock would have made a good blog article, except… it got published too early, before the Adblock Plus blog was created. And so it ended up on the website under “Documentation” where it was eventually removed because it wasn’t a good match. Here comes another attempt, looking back at more than ten years of project history.

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Key elements of the new Flattr – the all-knowing, privacy-friendly algorithm · 65 days ago by Laura Dornheim

The new Flattr is completely automated, meaning that it flattrs your favorite content for you based on the attention you give it. This is done through our smart algorithm, but how does it really work? What does the algorithm know? What does it tell us? Let’s take a dive into automation, algorithm and privacy!

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Key elements of the new Flattr - a status update · 76 days ago by Laura Dornheim

Soon we are officially launching a completely new, hands-off way to Flattr. So it’s about time to explain how it works and why we decided to do it this way. This is the first of a series of posts where we will also go into more detail about the internal work process around the new Flattr, as well as developer updates for some technical aspects.

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GlobalWebIndex study: people want to block ads on mobile – but only half know they can · 84 days ago by Ben Williams

We wanted to know why mobile ad blocking, something that’s big in the Asia Pacific region, is not popular in other parts of the world, so we hired GlobalWebIndex to write and conduct a survey of 1,011 users about the topic. Their findings, which you can download in an analysis here, play out basically as expected: that people don’t block on mobile and didn’t know they could.

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Get your Samsung Internet ad-free experience on Samsung and Google Nexus devices today · 92 days ago by Vicky Yu

Android users who have Samsung or Google Nexus devices can now surf without annoying ads thanks to Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet.

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New Flattr extension in closed beta · 105 days ago by Laura Dornheim

First users to test the revolutionary zero-click payment solution

For many months now, we’ve been internally testing the new version of Flattr. The browser extension cleverly understands which content a user really likes, and on what content he / she spends a lot of time. These sites are automatically flattred by our shiny new Flattr extension and content creators / publishers receive a share of the user’s total monthly Flattr budget.

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The plan towards offering Adblock Plus for Firefox as a Web Extension · 133 days ago by Wladimir Palant

TL;DR: Sometime in autumn this year the current Adblock Plus for Firefox extension is going to be replaced by another, which is more similar to Adblock Plus for Chrome. Brace for impact!

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