Adblock Plus and (a little) more

One out of every hundred online advertisements is infected with malvertising · 2019-06-21 16:20 by Susie Concannon

The IT company Confiant has reported in their current Q1 2019 Demand Quality Report that almost every hundredth ad impression that users see is infected with malvertising, and that the risk of infection is higher on the weekend and especially on holidays. The basis for these numbers is the result of an analysis of over 100 billion ad impressions during the time period between Q4/2018 and Q1/2019.

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Firefox bug disabled all add-ons - including Adblock Plus · 2019-05-04 10:38 by Laura Dornheim

Since late Friday night, an expired certificate caused all add-ons on Firefox to be disabled.
With Adblock Plus being one of the favorite add-ons for users world-wide, this hits us hard. But we have absolute confidence in the open source community behind Firefox to get this fixed as soon as possible!

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Vulnerability? Fixed! · 2019-04-20 10:22 by Laura Dornheim

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Potential vulnerability through the URL rewrite filter option · 2019-04-15 21:58 by Laura Dornheim

Hours ago we were made aware that the rewrite-option that we provide for filter list authors can potentially be abused to execute third-party code on a website.

We are taking this very seriously and are currently investigating the actual risk for our users to determine the best countermeasure.

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New Release Adblock Plus 3.5: Making blocking 5x faster! · 2019-03-13 12:00 by Laura Dornheim

Adblock Plus has been helping to improve the web for users since 2007, giving you more control over your internet experience, and creating a better and sustainable online environment. The new release of Adblock Plus 3.5 brings with it serious improvements and advantages. In addition to the already fast and battle-tested ad-blocking capabilities of our previous release, one of the most valuable improvements for users is that the new version uses up to 60 percent less CPU, or Central Processing Units. That means that less of your computer’s processing capabilities are needed for blocking ads, resulting in even more speed and surfing ease.

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We are proud to support the blocking community’s feedback to Chromium’s manifest V3 · 2019-02-20 17:41 by Job Plas

Over the past weeks, there has been an active discussion between developers regarding Chromium’s manifest V3. Much of the discussion focused around the restricting of the webRequestAPI as well as the new declarativeNetrequestAPI. These API’s have the biggest impact on security-, privacy-, ad- and content-blocking extensions.

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Regarding recent news · 2019-01-24 17:30 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus responds to recent news coverage.

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Taking up Mark's offer · 2019-01-14 16:59 by Job Plas

Last week Mark Zuckerberg wrote the following about his upcoming challenge for 2019:

My challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society — the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties.

Well said, Mark. And yes, we totally agree with you. 2018 has been a pivotal year in tech, and we as an industry have to do everything in our power to win back the trust of the public by working on the right things. And we would love to participate in the dialogue.

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Adblock Plus 3.4.2 blocks Facebook again! · 2018-12-06 10:12 by Tom Woolford

Version 3.4.2 of Adblock Plus blocks Facebook’s Sponsored Posts again, as well as blocking a “first -party cookie” that Facebook has been offering to third-party websites.

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Christmas Shopping Without an Ad Blocker Could Cost You · 2018-11-23 17:10 by Susie Concannon

The punches thrown over the last TV on discount will not be the only fight going on this week. The busiest shopping week of the year means an absolute bombardment of ads fighting for your attention.

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