It's still perfectly legal to block ads in Germany after latest court victory over Spiegel · 7 days ago by Ben Williams
Late Friday we received news that we had won our sixth lawsuit in Germany. The victory, this time over Spiegel Online, confirmed once again that ad blocking is completely legal in Germany.
Flattr Plus: Let us shine some light on the progress · 12 days ago by Laura Dornheim
You’re probably wondering about Flattr Plus, Eyeo’s joint project with Flattr to revolutionize how people fund content. Click onward, and find all the newness that’s fit to print.
ABP meetup event in New York · 13 days ago by Ben Williams
We’re hosting an event in New York City in two weeks for people involved in technology, online advocacy and advertising. It will cover lots of topics, but our main intention is to recruit the best qualified people to join the Acceptable Ads Committee. Is that you? If it is, read on for more information on how to sign up.
Adblock Plus awarded for our role in improving online advertising · 14 days ago by Ben Williams
Some days are more satisfying than others, and today is one of those at the super satisfying end of the scale. We were awarded a prestigious award by MediaPost in recognition of our role in improving advertising, showing us that the positive impact we’ve been trying to make in online ads is getting noticed.
Fact-checking Adblock Plus allegations · 33 days ago by Ben Williams
As the (constantly terrifying) US election comes into the homestretch, we thought we’d take an old election-cycle media standby, the fact checker, and use it to dismantle a few of the spurious statements that get tossed around about us. Have fun! Vote Eyeo!
European Court of Justice’s IP address decision and privacy · 45 days ago by Rachel Brochado
There has been an interesting development in the legal nature of dynamic IP addresses based on a very recent decision of the European Court of Justice. Our data protection officer Dr. Judith Nink explains what this is all about.
Clearing up some things from this week! · 80 days ago by Rachel Brochado
There has been a lot of misinformation floating around these past few days about Adblock Plus and Acceptable Ads and the Acceptable Ads Platform, so let us try and clear up the most common ones.
New Acceptable Ads Platform launches, will redefine RTB and help small websites · 83 days ago by Ben Williams
Today we’re launching the beta version of the Acceptable Ads Platform, a fully functional platform consisting of only Acceptable Ads that will make the whitelisting process faster and easier for publishers, while allowing them to serve alternative ads to ad-blocking users.
Flattr Plus update · 102 days ago by Ben Williams
How’s your summer going? Well, as readers of this blog are aware, we at ABP have had our hands full with a few Facebook shenanigans — but do you remember that Flattr Plus project? You know, it’s the revolution in non-ad content funding we announced a few months back … Well, we’ve got some newness — and you’re going to want to know this.
Ping pong with Facebook · 109 days ago by Ben Williams
or: Why I learned to stop worrying and love the open source community
After Facebook began its attempt to force users to see ads, a series of volleys with the open source community commenced, demonstrating the ingenuity and cohesiveness of not only that community but also other ad blockers, the comments section (!), our forum, other forums and even academics. Here’s to all of you! No ad blocker could function without you. You rule.