Adblock Plus and (a little) more

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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How to Use Adblock Plus in Private Mode · 2017-11-27 17:47 by Shannon Sewell Bell

Did you know that you can use Adblock Plus in Private mode? You’ve probably switched to private mode in the past and noticed that Adblock Plus wasn’t there. You will first need to activate it for ABP in order to use it there. Follow the steps below to activate Adblock Plus while in private mode.

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An Open Letter to UC Browser users · 2017-11-17 17:15 by Ben Williams

You may have heard that the huge Alibaba-owned UC Browser, which has some ad-blocking capabilities, was removed from the Google Play store. If you’re a UC user, or you were wondering why you can’t currently become one, we’d like to explain the situation and give you a little background.

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Adblock Plus browser add-on gets comfy with Firefox 57 · 2017-11-06 15:00 by Rachel Brochado

As Firefox fans and users know, Firefox will release version 57 later in November. The new version of the browser will only allow add-ons that are compatible with the WebExtensions API, so the Adblock Plus development team has already been busy getting our award-winning add-on ready.

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Let's celebrate - 20 years open source! · 2017-11-02 16:35 by Jan Oczenasek

Without the open-source community, there would be no Adblock Plus. Today’s most popular ad blocker was created from and within the open source community, one of the most innovative communities of the 21st century. With that said, we are proud to announce: we sponsor the Open Source Initiative.

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eyeo happily announces: Flattr 2.0 launches to the public today! · 2017-10-24 10:55 by Laura Dornheim

Since we started working with the Flattr team a couple of months ago, our joint mission was to make funding great content as easy as possible. For publishers and content creators but mostly for all of you users out there who want to support the content you enjoy online.

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The Flattr relaunch: What to expect! · 2017-10-10 14:00 by Laura Dornheim

*The release is finally happening! On October 24th, we will launch the new version of Flattr for the public. Here is a guide to the new Flattr, for creators, publishers, and contributors. *

Time to brace yourself, this is it. The evolution that aims to become a revolution. We have worked long and hard on relaunching Flattr as a product that has the potential to evolve the internet in just the way we wanted when we first launched Flattr. Our mission has always been the same: We believe creators need and deserve money, but on their own terms.

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37,000 fooled after ABP imposter gets in Web Store; how to make sure you’ve got the real ABP · 2017-10-10 12:51 by Ben Williams

A phony Adblock Plus was on offer in the Chrome Web Store long enough for thousands of people to unknowingly get the bogus software. Google has since shut the fakers down. Here’s how to make sure you have the real Adblock Plus if you’re in doubt.

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