The Story about the new Flattr – The Flattr enabled list · 2017-09-27 14:00 by Laura Dornheim
Today it’s time for another of our core values when it comes to product design: user control. More specifically, control of what gets flattred. User control is very important to us, so we had to approach it in a serious way. Giving control in a product that is supposed to be automatic is not an easy task. It’s about you trusting the product, but still being able to change how it behaves. Simply put, you should control what sites to use Flattr on.
Consumers again declare independence from relentless Facebook ads · 2017-09-26 17:55 by Ben Williams
Thanks to the open source community making new ad filters, plus an update to ABP for Chrome and Opera, you can block ads on Facebook again … for now. We don’t suspect Facebook will back down from its stance against content blockers — not just ABP, but all of them — and the people who want to use them.
Kicking out Cryptojack · 2017-09-21 19:05 by Ben Williams
Did you read about how The Pirate Bay was playing around with a tool that would use your CPU as fuel for it to mine cryptocurrency? Maybe you’re cool with that. Probably you’re not. If not, here’s how to prevent it from happening.
Release the Kraken! Adblock Browser 2.0 for iOS emerges from the deep · 2017-09-19 14:00 by Aaron Thornburgh
We’ve been busy building the next release of Adblock Browser for iOS devices. Today, Adblock Browser 2.0 is live in the App Store. Learn about all the new features and why they matter. Or, just visit adblockbrowser.org to download it now.
Three’s the charm. 3 publishers lose 3 lawsuits on appeal · 2017-08-17 15:09 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.
Don't vote for us for SXSW · 2017-08-10 17:06 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
The story about the new Flattr - Making your content flattrable · 2017-08-10 14:02 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.
The semi-authoritative, semi-complete history of the Adblock Plus project · 2017-06-27 18:38 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.
Key elements of the new Flattr – the all-knowing, privacy-friendly algorithm · 2017-06-19 13:00 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!
Key elements of the new Flattr - a status update · 2017-06-08 14:00 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.