Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Get antisocial to protect your data. · 2018-04-12 13:50 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus shows how to disable social media sharing buttons to stop social networks tracking you off site.

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The AdBlockChain and how you can become part of it · 2018-04-01 14:16 by Laura Dornheim

It’s not a secret anymore, every tech expert and presumably all of you know that blockchain is the game-changing technology that will revolutionise almost every industry.
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have become mainstream and some predict they will soon replace traditional, paper-based currencies.
At Adblock Plus, we’ve always been on the forefront of new digital developments.

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Malvertising: The problem, and the very obvious solution. · 2018-03-27 15:00 by Tom Woolford

Simple virus checking isn’t enough. Viruses can now hide in ads, and you may not know until it’s too late!

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Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Your Data and You · 2018-03-22 14:50 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus discusses the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and what you should do to keep your data safe.

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What you can block with Adblock Plus, part 2 (video) · 2018-02-21 14:00 by Ben Williams

Ever been marooned at an ads conference where people are throwing around words and alphabet soup acronyms that have no meaning? Even if you rather wouldn’t, it’s helpful to understand this jargon so you can understand your surroundings on the web. So today we got some help from Professor Ads, who defined for us just one of these terms … the “interstitial” in a new video.

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What you can block with Adblock Plus, part 1 · 2018-02-08 14:45 by Ben Williams

For readers of this blog, it’s probably pretty obvious what all you can block with ABP. Or is it? We’d like to provide our users — from those who know it all to all the newbies out there — as well as people who don’t use an ad blocker yet, with a series of blog posts detailing what you can do with ABP. First up, the crux of the biscuit: ADS.

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Adblock Plus and Safer Internet Day - keeping your kids safe! · 2018-02-06 16:56 by Jan Oczenasek

The internet is a great place for kids and teenagers to explore, learn and share experiences with their friends. But the internet can also contain harmful images and videos, inappropriate advertisements or viruses. Taking our cue from “Safer Internet Day” we would like to highlight how you can protect your child on the internet.

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What will Google Chrome’s new ad filter actually block? We investigate... · 2018-01-24 14:00 by Ben Williams

I can’t really count the amount of times people have asked us about how Google’s forthcoming “ad filter” will look. To give you an idea, we investigated what types of ads it will filter, then compared that to ABP with Acceptable Ads turned on. The results confirmed what we thought: it’ll be more like an ad skimmer, letting through about 84 percent of tested ad types.

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How cryptojackers maliciously worm their way into ads to turn your computer into their mining zombie · 2018-01-09 20:37 by Ben Williams

Cryptojacking is back. And this time, as opposed to being directly run on particular websites by the owners, it’s attached itself to ads that could end up anywhere … just waiting to suck your computer’s CPU to keep the lights on in its crypto mine. Ever need another reason to use an ad blocker?

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Adblock Plus ends 2017 with 15 million new downloads on Android mobile · 2017-12-13 14:37 by Rachel Brochado

Based on a recent report by Berlin-based digital company Contentpass, mobile ad blocking on Samsung devices has grown globally from 1.8 percent to 6.3 percent from October to November this fall. At Adblock Plus, we concur.

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